Alma College’s 13th President: Jeff Abernathy
Jeff Abernathy, Alma College’s 13th president, arrived on campus in June 2010 with a strong commitment to the values of a liberal arts educationvalues that celebrate student achievement, excellent teaching, service and citizenship.
In his first year at Alma, Dr. Abernathy launched a strategic planning process to guide the College in the next five to seven years. The process includes the establishment of goals that address the development of new programs, bolster enrollment, enhance retention and build added opportunities for student growth.
Dr. Abernathy also has expressed his interest in engaging new audiences with the Alma story and continues to reach out to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community through social media, campus involvement and alumni gatherings.
He is a leading authority on important issues in higher education, particularly those faced by small liberal arts colleges. As an active participant with the Midwestern Alliance for Learning in the Liberal Arts, Dr. Abernathy advocates focusing faculty work around essential areas of student learning, such as critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing.
Read President Jeff Abernathy's blog, Alma Mater, on InsideHigherEd.com.
Sandee Gadde, Executive Assistant to the President
Reid-Knox Administration Building
Phone: (989) 463-7146
Fax: (989) 463-7094