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.

Michael J. Harrington, ’85

Senior Vice President and General Counsel (retired)
Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana (2021 T)
Chair of the Board

Kevin F. Asher, ’86

Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst and Young, LLP
San Jose, California (2022)

David A. Bard

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

Austin BaidasAustin Baidas, '92

Finance and Operations Consultant
Chicago, Illinois

austin baidas 80Joseph S. Calvaruso, ’78

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

Mae Ola Dunklin

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

Jared FifeJared Fife, ’21

Tax Staff Accountant
Ernst & Young
San Diego, California

Douglas Goering

Professor of Art, Emeritus
Albion College
Flint, Michigan (2021)

Kate Hao, ’99

Founder and CEO
Happy Mango
New York, New York (2021)

Paul Huth, ’77

Huth Lynett
Detroit, Michigan (2021)

Keith James, ’86

Keith James, PLLC
Detroit, Michigan (2023)

Mathew B. Johnson

Albion College
Albion, Michigan

Thomas L. Ludington, ’76

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

Allison Maki, ’97

Senior Vice President of Administration 
and Chief Financial Officer
Detroit Lions
Allen Park, Michigan (2022)

Brian McPheely, ’78

Pratt Industries, Inc.
Conyers, Georgia (2021)

Joanne (Joey) Miller, ’75

Vice President, IT
Magna International, Inc.
Kalamazoo, Michigan (2020)

Jeffrey A. Ott, ’86

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

Alec Palmer, ’20

MMBSI Commercial Banking Analyst
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Spring Lake, Michigan (2022)

Lawrence B. Schook, Ph.D., ’72

Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor
University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois (2021)
Chair, Academic & Student Affairs Committee

Samuel J. Shaheen, ’88

President and CEO, Shaheen Development
Executive Director and Professor of Surgery, CMU Medical Education Partners
Saginaw, Michigan (2020)

J. Donald Sheets, ’82

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

Dennis W. Wahr, ’74

President and CEO
Nuvaira, Inc.
Plymouth, Minnesota (2022)

Jeffrey D. Weedman, ’75

CEO/CBW (retired)
Cincinnati, Ohio (2020)
Co-Chair, Trusteeship Committee

Michael E. Williams, ’78

President and CEO
Orchards Children's Services
Southfield, Michigan (2021)

Timothy Wyman, ’91

Managing Partner and Certified Financial Planner
Center for Financial Planning
Southfield, Michigan (2023)

Jeffrey Youle, ’81

Head of U.S. Private Debt
Muzinich & Co.
New York, New York (2022)