Board of Trustees

The function of the Board of Trustees of Albion College is to establish the goals of the College, determine its major features and policies, approve their implementation, and provide for the effective support, administration, and advancement of the College. The Board, in its responsibility for the College, is committed to the fulfillment of the academic needs and personal development of Albion students within the interests of society and its spiritual heritage.

The Board consists of up to 33 Board-elected members. The membership includes up to six trustees representing the United Methodist Church, which has been historically related to the College since the College's founding in 1835, as well as two recent graduates elected to serve staggered, two-year terms. Term limits for trustees will normally be four terms of three years each (a total of 12 years), subject to positive evaluations.

Three full Board meetings—in October, February, and May—are held annually, with an option for an additional meeting during the summer by teleconference. Current members of the Board are listed below, including the year their terms expire. Following the year is an uppercase letter code: T - elected by the Board of Trustees; A - elected by the Albion College Alumni Association; D - elected by the Detroit Conference of the United Methodist Church; WM - elected by the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church; R - recent graduate trustee; RF - retired faculty trustee.

J. Donald Sheets, ’82

Vice Chairman (retired)
Dow Corning Corp.
Midland, Michigan (2018 T)
Chair of the Board

Kevin F. Asher, ’86

Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst and Young, LLP
San Jose, California (2019 T)

David A. Bard

Michigan Area, United Methodist Church
Lansing, Michigan (2018)

Joseph S. Calvaruso, ’78

Executive Director
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Grand Rapids, Michigan (2021 T)

Chelsei Carpenter, ’19

Application Support Analyst
Sparrow Health System
Lansing, Michigan (2022 R)

Mauri A. Ditzler

Albion College
Albion, Michigan

Mae Ola Dunklin

Director (retired)
Albion College Shurmur Center
for Teacher Development
Albion, Michigan (2021 T)

Alena Farooq, ’18

Program Associate
Urban Alliance
Detroit, Michigan

Faith E. Fowler, ’81

Executive Director
Cass Community Social Services
Detroit, Michigan (2019 D)

Douglas Goering

Professor of Art, Emeritus
Albion College
Flint, Michigan (2021 RF)

Kate Hao, ’99

Founder and CEO
Happy Mango
New York, New York

Michael J. Harrington, ’85

Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana (2021 T)
Chair, Institutional Advancement Committee

Paul Huth, ’77

Huth Lynett
Detroit, Michigan

Madison Kase, ’18

Corporate Management
The Kroger Company
Detroit, Michigan

Thomas L. Ludington, ’76

United States District Court
Bay City, Michigan (2020 T)
Chair, Finance & Business Affairs Committee

Allison Maki, ’97

Senior Vice President of Administration 
and Chief Financial Officer
Detroit Lions
Allen Park, Michigan (2022 T)

Brian McPheely, ’78

Pratt Industries, Inc.
Conyers, Georgia

Joanne (Joey) Miller, ’75

Vice President, IT
Magna International, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan (2020 T)

Mark E. Newell, ’77

Vice Chairman (retired)
Latham & Watkins, LLP
McLean, Virginia (2019 T)
Chair, Enrollment and Marketing Committee

Jeffrey A. Ott, ’86

Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP
Grand Rapids, Michigan (2021 T)

Jeffrey C. Petherick, ’85

Portfolio Manager
Northpointe Capital
Troy, Michigan (2020 T)
Chair, Investment Committee

Lawrence B. Schook, Ph.D., ’72

Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois (2021 T)
Chair, Academic & Student Affairs Committee

Samuel J. Shaheen, ’88 (Holly)

President and CEO, Shaheen Development
Executive Director and Professor of Surgery, CMU Medical Education Partners
Saginaw, Michigan (2020 T)

Dennis W. Wahr, ’74

President and CEO
Holaira, Inc.
Plymouth, Minnesota (2019 T)

Jeffrey D. Weedman, ’75

CEO/CBW (retired)
Cincinnati, Ohio (2020 T)
Co-Chair, Trusteeship Committee

Michael E. Williams, ’78

President and CEO
Orchards Children's Services
Southfield, Michigan (2021 A)

Jeffrey Youle, ’81

Head of U.S. Private Debt
Muzinich & Co.
New York, New York (2022 T)