March 17, 2014
Michael L. Frandsen, who since 2004 has served Albion College as an administrator and faculty member, will leave Albion at the conclusion of his interim presidency June 30. Oberlin College announced today that Frandsen will become vice president for finance and administration effective July 1.
Frandsen held a similar position at Albion from 2009 to mid-2013, when he became interim president for the 2013-2014 academic year upon Donna M. Randall's transition from president to chancellor. From 2006-2009, Frandsen was the director of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management after two years as assistant professor of economics and management.
"We are grateful to Mike for all he has done for Albion during his nearly 10-year tenure at the College," said J. Donald Sheets, chair of the Albion College Board of Trustees. "He has shown exemplary leadership during this past year as interim president. And throughout his time on campus ... we have benefited from his wise insights, skillful financial management, and deep appreciation for liberal arts education.
"It is good to know he is remaining within the Great Lakes Colleges Association 'family,'" Sheets added.
On July 1, Mauri A. Ditzler will become the 16th president of Albion College, following his introduction to the Albion community on November 22, 2013.