Keith James

Year:
1986
Major:
Economics and Management; member, Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Graduate/Professional School:
J.D., University of Wisconsin
Residence:
Farmington Hills, Mich.
Career:
Corporate Counsel, Masco Corp.

From student council to corporate counsel.

Albion is the best educational and life experience a young person can have.

Keith was always passionate about public service.

As a student at Woodhaven High School, Keith excelled in his accounting and business law courses. But what really inspired him were his leadership roles as class president and student body president. After graduation, Keith wanted to continue studying public service and government, while also studying business management. He chose Albion for its Ford Institute, small class sizes, and reputation as a preeminent liberal arts institution.

At Albion, he got real leadership experience.

As a member of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, Keith had a first-year course in which students served as a city council, debating and addressing real-world issues. He wielded real power as vice president of the Student Senate, which controlled the student activities budget. Through his philosophy courses, he enjoyed a different sort of debate—tackling questions of human behavior and rational thought.

Today, he’s putting his education and experience to work.

Keith continued on to the University of Wisconsin Law School, and today he serves as corporate counsel for Masco Corporation, the nation’s largest manufacturer of home improvement goods. He credits his Albion education for making him the writer, the leader, and the thinker he is today.

Take It Further: Ford Institute, Pre-Law