December 16, 2019

To: Members of the Albion College Community

From: Michael "Mike" J. Harrington, Chair and Joanne "Joey" Miller, Vice Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

As we approach the winter holidays, we would like to update you on our shared work to identify Albion College's next great President.

Thank you to the many College community members who took the time to meet with our search consultants Julie Tea, Susan VanGilder, and Julie Williams-Krishnan of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates who visited campus recently for their site visit. Your dialogues with them were thoughtful and engaging and will serve as the basis for the development of the search profile, the chief marketing tool for the search. If you did not have a chance to visit with Julie, Susan, and Julie or if you have more to share in relation to the search, please complete the confidential survey that has been crafted for the search at

The Presidential Search Committee will gather for its inaugural meeting prior to the end of the Fall 2019 semester. The committee was carefully developed and is comprised of student, faculty, staff, alumni, parent, community and trustee representatives. The membership includes:

  • Mike Harrington
  • Joey Miller
  • Bob Anderson
  • Heather Betz
  • Bob DeVries
  • Mae Ola Dunklin
  • Trisha Franzen
  • Doug Goering
  • Olivia Hancock
  • Ron Mourad
  • Jeff Ott
  • James Takeshita
  • Keena Williams
  • Lynn Verduzco-Baker
  • Mike Williams
  • Jeff Youle

We look forward to the official national launch of the search in the coming days and to soliciting nominations from the Albion community and beyond.

If you have any questions related to the search, please contact me at . Should you have a nomination to suggest, please pass it along to our consultants at .

We are off to a very good start and will offer periodic updates as the search progresses. Thank you for your support and best wishes for the holidays.