"Ditzler Extends Service to College for Two Additional Years to Focus on Special Projects
After a distinguished career in higher education spanning more than four decades, Dr. Mauri A. Ditzler has informed the Board of Trustees he plans to retire from his role as President of Albion College at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.
During a December 3 town hall meeting with students, faculty, staff and community leaders, Ditzler shared the news he will step back from day-to-day leadership of the liberal arts college in June 2020, transitioning into a new role where he will lead a number of special projects for up to the next two years. The Board of Trustees announced it has engaged a national firm to lead a search for the 17th president of Albion College.
“A passionate advocate for liberal arts education, Mauri Ditzler has embraced Albion as his own during his tenure with our college, and we are all the richer for it,” said Board Chair J. Donald Sheets, ’82. “Over the past six years, Mauri has led our campus with a keen vision, boundless energy and unmatched enthusiasm that has allowed Albion College to achieve extraordinary results."
“To say it has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of Albion College would not begin to adequately express the depth of my affection for my time here,” Ditzler said. “Working together, I feel we have accomplished much over the past six years, and I am thankful for the deep and abiding friendships and relationships I have established with all who hold the College dear."
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Additional Information on the Presidential Transition
Video: President Ditzler Reflects on His Years at Albion »
Video: Board Chair Don Sheets, ’82 on Key College Accomplishments Under
President Ditzler »
Video: Trustee Mike Harrington, ’85 on the Upcoming Presidential Search »
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