Frank Albinder Named President of Alumni Association

Frank Albinder PO ’80 has been named President of the Pomona College Alumni Association. The president, selected by the association’s Executive Committee every year, sits on the Board of Trustees and helps plan campus events like Alumni Weekend and Class Day.“I was honored when I was asked to serve,” Albinder said. “It’s an honor and a privilege to get to work with such great professionals, and such interesting and promising students.”Albinder got involved with the Alumni Association while attending graduate school in Boston immediately after graduating from Pomona. He later served as alumni chapter chairs in San Francisco and Washington as his career took him across the country. He has also served as the Class of 1980 reunion chair, an alumni admissions volunteer, and an integral part of the Committee on College Songs which reviewed the alma mater last year.“Becoming president of the Alumni Association seems a natural culmination of my years of different activities on behalf of the college,” Albinder said.Albinder, an internationally renowned men’s choral director and performer, currently lives in Washington, D.C. He is the music director of the Washington Men’s Camarata, the Woodley Ensemble and the University of Virginia’s Virginia Glee Club. Before moving to Washington, Albinder directed the famous Chanticleer classical vocal ensemble, and designed the concept for the group’s Grammy award-winning album Colors of Love. He also served as Director of Choral Activities at Davidson College in the mid-1980s.While at Pomona, Albinder served as the Classical Musical Director at student radio station KSPC and was co-editor of the Metate yearbook.“The Executive Committee of the Alumni Board felt that Frank brought a wealth of experience to this position,” said Director of Alumni Relations Nancy Treser-Osgood PO ’80. “He has worked in higher education as a professor at Davidson College, so he has a keen understanding of the liberal arts college environment.”Albinder hopes to improve communication between current students and alumni through the Career Development Office and alumni events scattered across the country.“There are more than 20,000 living Pomona College alumni, and most of them are willing to assist current students and recent graduates in a variety of ways,” Albinder said. “One role of the Alumni Association Board is to foster links between current students and alumni by active participation in the life of the college and the lives of her students.”

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