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University of Akron

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1870 as Buchtel College.

Location:
Akron, OH

Founding Date:
1870

Motto:
Fiat Lux

Team:
Zips

Mascot:
Zippy

Enrollment:
23,000

Official Website:
http://www.uakron.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James E. Akins
Diplomat
15-Oct-1926 15-Jul-2010 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1973-75
Anthony J. Alexander
Business
c. 1951   CEO of FirstEnergy
James E. Barlett
Business
c. 1943   Vice Chairman, TeleTech Holdings
Alice M. Batchelder
Judge
15-Aug-1944   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Yvette Nicole Brown
Actor
12-Aug-1971   Shirley Bennett on Community
Deborah L. Cook
Judge
8-Feb-1952   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Business
1953   Vice Chairman of National City
Albert Kingsbury
Engineer
23-Dec-1863 28-Jul-1943 Kingsbury thrust bearing
James T. Lenehan
Business
c. 1949   President of Johnson & Johnson, 2002-04
James S. Marlen
Business
c. 1943   CEO, Ameron International Corp.
Dan Moldea
Journalist
27-Feb-1950   Muckraker
Ara Parseghian
Football
10-Mar-1923   Head Coach, Notre Dame, 1964-74
Sandra Pianalto
Economist
4-Aug-1954   President and CEO, Cleveland Fed
Thomas C. Sawyer
Politician
15-Aug-1945   Congressman from Ohio, 1987-2003
Alex Shumate
Attorney
1950   Partner Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Joshua I. Smith
Business
c. 1941   Coaching Group LLC
Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Judge
c. 1953   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Betty Sutton
Politician
31-Jul-1963   Congresswoman, Ohio 13th
J. Michael Talbert
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Transocean, 1994-2002
Jason Taylor
Football
1-Sep-1974   Miami Dolphins Defensive End
Mary Taylor
Politician
22-Apr-1961   Lt. Governor of Ohio
Jim Tressel
Football
5-Dec-1952   Former Head Coach, Ohio State
George Wallace
Comic
21-Jul-1952   Vegas standup comic
Gary G. Winterhalter
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Sally Beauty Holdings

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John F. Seiberling
Politician
8-Sep-1918 2-Aug-2008 Congressman from Ohio, 1971-87

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles J. Pilliod, Jr.
Business
20-Oct-1918   CEO of Goodyear, 1974-83

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mark Dantonio
Football
9-Mar-1956   Head Coach, Michigan State
John Heisman
Football
23-Oct-1869 3-Oct-1936 Namesake of the Heisman Trophy
Jim Tressel
Football
5-Dec-1952   Former Head Coach, Ohio State


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