With each leading a division of the College, vice presidents join the president, chief of staff and chief officers to make up the President’s Cabinet.
Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs
Areas of Responsibility: Advancement Strategy, Alumni Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Engagement, Major Gifts, Community and Government Relations, the Career and Internship Center.
Bob Anderson joined Albion College in February 2015. Anderson has led the most successful fundraising period in the College’s history. Albion’s recent $100 million comprehensive campaign surpassed its goal just 10 months after the public kickoff, with records broken for every category of fundraising, including six transformational gifts. He credits his hard-working team and innovative approaches to a “personal and meaningful” engagement style of fundraising.
Before joining Albion, Anderson led development for Medicine at The University of Michigan Health System and the U-M Medical School. He led the launch of the successful $1-billion capital campaign, part of U-M’s $4-billion university-wide campaign, and provided leadership for development and alumni relations as well as related marketing, communications and events management teams.
Anderson has a deep interest in community economic revitalization and healthcare access, having built then sold a company and created a healthcare foundation in Pontiac, Michigan. Being a donor prior to being a development professional helped him understand the power of philanthropy and the importance of mission in building fundraising success.
Anderson received his undergraduate degree from Oakland University and his M.A. in philanthropy and development from LaGrange College in Georgia. He has earned fundraising certifications from the Indiana University School of Philanthropy and the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy Madison Institute.
Vice President for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives
Dr. Hernan Bucheli
Areas of Responsibility: Admissions, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Enrollment Marketing and Technology, the Philadelphia Center.
Dr. Hernan Bucheli joined Albion College in October 2019, bringing with him more than 25 years of higher education strategic enrollment management experience.
After earning his B.A. in international relations from San Francisco State University, Dr. Bucheli completed his master’s in communication from Barry University and his doctorate in education, with a concentration in communications and organizational leadership, from Northeastern University. He came to Albion from Notre Dame de Namur University, where he served as the Provost and Senior Vice President. Previously, he was Vice Provost for Enrollment and Communications at Saint Mary’s College of California and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Affairs at Chapman University.
Dr. Bucheli currently serves on the board of directors of the Foundation for Hispanic Education in California’s Silicon Valley and is an emeritus board member of the Peninsula College Fund.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Ron Mourad
Areas of Responsibility: Academic Programs, Academic Standards and Skills, Curriculum Development, Faculty Personnel and Faculty Development, International and Off-Campus Programs, the Libraries.
Dr. Ron Mourad was appointed Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in June 2020. As Provost, Dr. Mourad works with faculty members to develop and implement curriculum and policy, make faculty personnel decisions and determine strategic directions for the academic program of the College. He also supervises all administrative units that support Albion’s academic and instructional mission.
Dr. Mourad is committed to the transformative power of education. He believes that intellectual development, rational reflection and creative expression enrich our lives and equip us to solve society’s toughest problems. He believes that undergraduate learning occurs best through critical engagement with diverse ideas, faculty mentorship, active application of theory, and practice. For those reasons, he believes in Albion College.
Dr. Mourad earned a Ph.D. in divinity and an M.A. in religious studies from the University of Chicago. His B.A. in religious studies is from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to his appointment as Provost, Dr. Mourad taught in Albion’s Religious Studies Department for 19 years and served in many faculty leadership roles. As a faculty member, he taught a broad range of courses about the philosophy of religion and Christian theology, and his scholarship focused on theoretical and historical questions about religious knowledge.
Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students
Areas of Responsibility: Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center, Athletics, Campus Programs and Organizations, Campus Safety, the Office of the Chaplain, College Health and Wellness, Counseling Services, the Cutler Center for Student Success and Academic Achievement, Intercultural Affairs, Metz Dining Services, Residential Life.
Leroy Wright has 25 years of experience working with students in a higher education setting. Before coming to Albion College, Wright served as Associate Vice Chancellor and Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Wright also served 10 years as Dean of Student Life at Ferris State University, Michigan. His roots are in residential life and community living, where he has served in a variety of roles at Ferris State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Dayton.
As a first-generation college student, Wright was born and raised in Detroit and still has family in Belleville, Roseville and Detroit, Michigan. He earned his undergraduate degree in human resource management with a minor in multicultural relations in America from Ferris State University, and his graduate degree in counseling and human relations with an emphasis on college student development from Northern Arizona University.
A unique and highly skilled educator, Wright believes that as professionals, we have a responsibility to support a high level of student development by empowering students to do three simple things: take care of themselves, take care of each other and take care of their community.