Alumni & Parent Programs

Michael Asher '71 & '74

AlumniMAsherMichael 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 exposure."

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 academia."