Michael Asher '71 & '74
Michael Asher is undeniably enthusiastic about
Butler University. "It's time to stop dwelling in the past. The
Butler of the 21st century is electric and dynamic in scope. This
is our school; it does us proud, and we should support it. It's my
goal to see that Butler becomes a national institution instead of
the 'best kept secret' in Indiana. Butler merits this type of
Asher and his wife, Gail, also an educator, live in Saddlebrook,
N.J. Both support the Blue Team, Hillel, the College of Education,
men's and women's basketball, and the Jordan College of Fine Arts.
They also attend all Butler functions in New York City.
In addition, Asher serves on the Alumni Board of Directors and
is active on the board's Legacy Committee, which seeks to
strengthen ties with Butler's legacies. This committee is planning
ways to involve all members of the Butler family: alumni, friends
and relatives. The Legacy Program helps family members understand
the scope and depths of their relatives' Butler experience and
shares with them the excitement that is Butler today.
"To be a Bulldog is to appreciate the total workings of the
university," Asher says. "...the lovely campus, the vibrant city of
Indianapolis, the excellent academic standards, the successful
sports teams, and most important, the truly dedicated professionals
who, day in and day out, work to achieve Butler's high standings in