Former MUO trustee appointed to UT Board

July 11, 2016 | News, UToday, Alumni
By Meghan Cunningham

A former vice president for Owens Illinois Inc. has been appointed to The University of Toledo Board of Trustees.

Alfred A. Baker, who retired in 2006 from Owens Illinois, where he had served as vice president of human resources since 1992, was named by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to a term beginning July 8 and ending July 1, 2025.



Baker previously served as a member of the Medical University of Ohio Board of Trustees. He joined the board in 1995 to complete an unfinished term and was reappointed to a full term in 1998. At the end of his term in 2007, Baker was the first trustee to complete his service after the 2006 merger of MUO and The University of Toledo.

Baker is a UT graduate who was a member of the 1969 to 1971 undefeated football teams with a record of 35-0. He was elected to the UT Hall of Fame in 1998.

Also joining the UT Board of Trustees as a student trustee is Lucas Zastrow, who received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from UT in May and is continuing his education to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. He will serve a term beginning July 8 and ending July 1, 2018.

A graduate of Sylvania Southview High School, Zastrow has been active in a number of student organizations, including the Mortar Board National Honors Society, Sigma Phi Epsilon Ohio Iota Chapter, Presidential Ambassadors, and The Bridge, which makes lunches for the needy in the Toledo area.

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