Leadership & Administration
President of Albion College
Dr. Mathew Johnson began his tenure as the 17th president of Albion College on July 1, 2020. A sociologist by training, Dr. Johnson came to Albion from Brown University, where he spent five years serving as Associate Dean of the College for Engaged Scholarship, as well as Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service.
A global leader in higher education, Dr. Johnson oversees the development of the Carnegie Foundation Elective Classifications, the Elective Classification for Community Engagement, and a multiyear international Carnegie Community Engagement Classification project, involving 26 institutions of higher education across the world. Dr. Johnson co-founded and co-directs the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement.
Earning his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Brandeis University, Dr. Johnson has served as a faculty member for more than 20 years. He has held appointments as Professor of the Practice in Sociology and served as a tenured professor in both sociology and environmental studies at his undergraduate alma mater, Siena College.
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 President’s Cabinet includes the vice presidents and chief officers of the College. Albion College’s operations are organized into several major divisions, each of which fall under the executive leadership of a vice president. Vice presidents manage staffing, operations and program delivery for their area of the College. Chief officers of the College collaborate closely with the president to lead focused areas of executive responsibility around key institutional priorities.
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