Patrick A. McLean
Director, Gerald R. Ford Institute
for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
B.A., 1985, University of Dayton
M.A., 1987, Miami University (Ohio) Office: 201B Robinson Hall
Appointed Director of the Ford Institute in 2013.
Patrick brings more than 20 years of public-sector experience to Albion, including top-level positions in state government, local government and the nonprofit sector. Most recently, Patrick spent four years as finance director for the city of Toledo, Ohio, and his 11 years with the Ohio legislature included four years as minority chief of staff.
Patrick earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Dayton and his M.A. in Political Science from Miami University. He also holds a Certificate in not-for-profit management and fundraising from New York University. He has taught courses in American and international politics, global issues and philanthropy at institutions of higher education in Michigan, Ohio and New York.