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Michael E. Williams, '78

michael-williams-trustee-80.jpgProfessional Association: President and CEO of Orchards Children's Services

Education: Albion College, 1978. Eastern Michigan University, MA in Counseling, 1984.

Michael Williams graduated from Albion College in 1978 with majors in history and political science.  While at Albion, he was voted as an NAACP Man of the Year, and was also inducted into the Hall of Fame in both basketball and track. In 1994, Michael was elected Mayor of the city of Albion, and then re-elected once again in 1996. Since graduating from Albion College, he has held a variety of positions including president of Starr Vista, Inc. Care Management Organization, executive director of the Hannah Neil Center and director of several community-based programs. He has also been involved in Renaissance Club in Detroit, the National Black Child Development Institute and is a past member of the Alumni Association Board. Michael was also selected as one of Albion College’s Distinguished Alumni in 1997. 

Currently, Michael is the president and CEO of Orchards Children’s Services, Michigan’s premier foster care and adoption agency. He has dedicated his life and career in support of children and their families, and has discussed possible partnership opportunities between Albion’s Ford Institute and Orchard Children’s Services. 

VMware (virtual network)

VMware is a virtualization technology which allows you to connect to your Albion office/lab machine when you are home or traveling so you may access the Albion network as you would on campus.

Instructions to connect to VMware via a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome):

  • Enter into your browser of choice
  • Read and accept disclaimer.Click Accept.
  • Enter your Albion network Username and Password. Please be certain the "Domain" field is left as "Albion"
  • Select the "Staff" or "Student Lab" button
  • If prompted, select "I understand the Risks" "Add Exception" and "Confirm Security Exception"
  • You will soon see a campus desktop with the Albion background through which you can access campus resources. 
  • When finished, select "Log Off" from the Start menu.

WARNING: Save all documents and files onto your network drives (G, H, W, P) as files saved onto the virtual machine desktop will be lost. 

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the helpdesk at 517-629-0479 or email .


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