June 13, 2013
James Galbally, president of The Galbally Group, has accepted the position of Albion College's interim vice president of finance and administration. Galbally, who joins the College on June 24, will hold this post while current VPFA Mike Frandsen serves as Albion’s interim president for the next year.
"I am really looking forward to working with Jim. He brings experience as an interim VPFA at Ohio Wesleyan and Central College," Frandsen said. "More importantly, perhaps, he brings broad higher ed experience through his long career at the University of Pennsylvania, time as a visiting professor at Nova Southeastern University, and work with national professional organizations."
Galbally founded The Galbally Group specifically to provide strategic and operational counsel to colleges and universities. It is the second such organization he has founded following his 30-year tenure with the University of Pennsylvania, where he held executive leadership, teaching and research positions within its School of Dental Medicine, the Wharton School of Business and the Graduate School of Education. He served as principal or co-principal investigator on a number of National Institutes of Health grants addressing the use of technology in patient care and student education.
As a consultant, Galbally has worked with many colleges and universities, advising on strategic planning and providing leadership during times of executive transition. He has also been a leader within the profession, having served as an executive member of the Pew Higher Education Roundtable and the Knight Collaborative. With his consulting group The Presidential Practice, Galbally developed presidential training resources for the Council of Independent Colleges.
Frandsen will become interim president July 1, as President Donna Randall moves into the chancellorship at the College.