July 2, 2013
Albion College is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees: minister and Detroit civic leader Faith Fowler, '81, and recent graduate trustee Hollis Williams, '12.
Fowler has spent nearly 20 years as senior pastor of Detroit's Cass Community United Methodist Church and executive director of Cass Community Social Services (CCSS). She oversees fiscal and administrative affairs and program development for CCSS's work addressing poverty, mental and physical healthcare, and social and developmental outlets for Detroit citizens.
A board member with the Detroit Area Agency on Aging and the General Board of Church and Society in Washington, D.C., she is the chair of Detroit's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Community Advisory Committee. Fowler holds a master of divinity degree from the Boston University School of Theology and a master's in public administration from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She also currently serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Among many awards, Fowler was one of The Detroit Free Press' first Green Leader Award winners and is an Albion College Distinguished Alumna.
Williams graduated cum laude from Albion College in December 2012, with a degree in mathematics education and a minor in earth science. In the fall of 2013, she joins the faculty of Chesterton (Indiana) High School as math teacher and swim coach.
Williams was twice elected captain of Albion's women's swim team and was a member of Albion's national championship canoe team. Williams held leadership positions with Delta Gamma sorority and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and was a member of Albion's Sister City Committee, Order of Omega and Kappa Mu Epsilon math honorary society.