Leadership, Engagement, and the Small liberal Arts College: Albion College and the Smart Community


Higher Education, Community Engagement, Leadership


The keys to collaborative, principled-centered leadership are identified as Albion College 's faculty and staff develop a new transformational vision. The success of the envisioning process on campus soon spilled over to a second envisioning process centered in the larger Albion community. Hard-hit by industrial decline, the community of Albion now sees itself as the technologically oriented and balanced Smart Community of the future. The two visions are tied together. Albion College and the city of Albion are part of a single community.