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Voinovich appoints Zouhary to Miami Board


OXFORD, Ohio -- Attorney Kathleen Maher Zouhary has been appointed to Miami University's board of trustees by Ohio Gov. George Voinovich.

Zouhary, vice president and general counsel for St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, will serve a one-year term beginning March 1.

She replaces Laurel Pressler, who resigned to accept an appointment by Gov. Voinovich to a full nine-year term as a trustee. Pressler succeeds Sister Jean Patrice Harrington, whose term as a Miami trustee expires Feb. 28.

"Kathleen Zouhary's legal background as a general counsel for a major hospital brings a valuable perspective to the board," said Miami President James C. Garland. "I'm also pleased that as a graduate, she has personal knowledge of the university."

Zouhary, a Toledo resident, earned a degree in political science from Miami in 1973, graduating cum laude. Vice-president of the student body in 1971-72, she received the Howard J. White Award for outstanding work by a senior in political science and was named an Ohio Fellow from 1970-73. In addition, she was a member of several honoraries, including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board, and Kappa Alpha Theta, a social sorority.

She graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1976.

Her professional and community activities have included serving on the executive committee of the Northwest Ohio Advocates for Women's Health, the board of trustees of the Toledo Legal Aid Society and as general chairman of Tribute to Women and Industry. She's also been active with the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio Bar Association.

Peter Richard Ricci, a Miami junior from Fairlawn, will replace David Arlinghaus as a student member of the board. His two-year term begins March 1.

Miami trustees receive no compensation other than expenses for their service on the board.


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