Erik Albinson has been hired as the new director of the Office of Student Educational Services. Albinson will take over the role previously held by Karen Desotelle, who retired in January. Albinson comes to Marquette from Coe College, where he has served as vice president of student affairs since 2013.
“We are thrilled to welcome Erik to Marquette and student educational services at a time when the university is enhancing its focus on student success,” said Anne Deahl, associate vice provost for academic support programs and retention. “Erik brings a wealth of experience in student affairs and student success initiatives. He will bring a dynamic and fresh perspective to our programming, leading the OSES team as we continue to build successful academic support programs that focus on our students’ success.”
“When I first set foot on campus, I was immediately captivated by the genuine warmth that permeates faculty, staff and students at Marquette” said Albinson. “I am grateful and delighted to join a community that puts student success and the holistic care for others at the heart of its endeavors. I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve Marquette to the best of my abilities.”
Albinson received a bachelor of science in biology from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in college student personnel from Bowling Green State University. He is currently completing a doctorate in higher education and student affairs at the University of Iowa.
Albinson will assume his new role March 1, 2019.