GAR’s Mayer to replace Michael Dowling as University of Akron trustee

Christine Amer Mayer, president of GAR Foundation

Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed the head of the GAR Foundation to replace Michael Dowling on the University of Akron board of trustees. 

Christine Amer Mayer’s term began Friday, Aug. 27, and will expire July 1, 2028. 

Mayer is president of the GAR Foundation, a local philanthropic group heavily involved in education and economic development. 

“Christine Amer Mayer is a consummate professional that is known for her passionate support of organizations throughout the greater Akron area, and we look forward to having her join the Board of Trustees,” board chairman Joseph Gingo said in a release. “She will bring a truly unique perspective to the Board that will allow us to better serve the students at the University of Akron.”

Mayer said she is “humbled” by the opportunity to serve on the board.

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