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.

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  • Joanne (Joey) Miller, ’75

    Chair of the Board

    Vice President, IT

    Magna International, Inc.
    Kalamazoo, Michigan (2020)

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  • Kevin F. Asher, ’86

    Partner, Assurance Services

    Ernst and Young, LLP
    San Jose, California (2022)

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  • Austin Baidas, '92

    Finance and Operations Consultant

    Chicago, Illinois

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  • David A. Bard

    Bishop

    Michigan Area, United Methodist Church
    Lansing, Michigan (2021)

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  • Joseph S. Calvaruso, ’78

    Interim President

    Executive Director (retired)

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

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  • Mae Ola Dunklin

    Director (retired)

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

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  • Jared Fife, ’21

    Tax Staff Accountant

    Ernst & Young
    San Diego, California

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  • Kate Hao, ’99

    Founder and CEO

    Happy Mango
    New York, New York (2021)

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  • Paul Huth, ’77

    Founder

    Huth Lynett
    Detroit, Michigan (2021)

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  • Keith James, ’86

    Founder

    Keith James, PLLC
    Detroit, Michigan (2023)

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  • Thomas L. Ludington, ’76

    Judge

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

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  • Allison Maki, ’97

    Senior Vice President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer

    Detroit Lions
    Allen Park, Michigan (2022)

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  • Brian McPheely, ’78

    CEO

    Pratt Industries, Inc.
    Conyers, Georgia (2021)

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  • Jeffrey A. Ott, ’86

    Partner

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

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  • Alec Palmer, ’20

    MMBSI Commercial Banking Analyst

    JP Morgan Chase & Co.
    Spring Lake, Michigan (2022)

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  • Lawrence B. Schook, Ph.D., ’72

    Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor

    University of Illinois
    Urbana, Illinois (2021)
    Chair, Academic & Student Affairs Committee

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  • Samuel J. Shaheen, ’88

    President and CEO, Shaheen Development

    Executive Director and Professor of Surgery, CMU

    Medical Education Partners
    Saginaw, Michigan (2020)

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  • Steve Sheckell, ’92

    US-Central Region Assurance Managing Partner

    US-Central Region Assurance Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

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  • J. Donald Sheets, ’82

    Vice Chairman (retired)

    Dow Corning Corp.
    Midland, Michigan (2021)
    Chair, Finance & Business Affairs Committee

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  • Dennis W. Wahr, ’74

    President and CEO

    Nuvaira, Inc.
    Plymouth, Minnesota (2022)

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  • Jeffrey D. Weedman, ’75

    CEO/CBW (retired)

    Cintrifuse
    Cincinnati, Ohio (2020)
    Co-Chair, Trusteeship Committee

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  • Michael E. Williams, ’78

    President and CEO

    Orchards Children’s Services
    Southfield, Michigan (2021)

    Profile

  • Timothy Wyman, ’91

    Managing Partner and Certified Financial Planner

    Center for Financial Planning
    Southfield, Michigan (2023)

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  • Jeffrey Youle, ’81

    Head of U.S. Private Debt

    Muzinich & Co.
    New York, New York (2022)

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