Zito Named to Truman Board of Governors

Michael A. Zito is Truman’s newest member of the Board of Governors following his appointment in July. He succeeds Dr. Peter T. Ewell who served on the Board for 16 years.

Zito manages the Washington, D.C., law office and commercial receivables practice group of Lathrop & Gage. His practice specializes in creditor’s rights litigation with a focus on commercial debt recovery actions.  

Since 1991, he has served in the United States Army Reserves. He currently holds the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General Corps.

A 1992 alumnus, Zito graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a minor in military science. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1996 from the University of Missouri School of Law in Kansas City.  

While at Truman, he was involved in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, Delta Theta Phi historical honor society and Alpha Kappa Lambda social fraternity. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Commercial Law League and Truman State University Alumni Association.

Ewell served three terms on the Board of Governors and his history with the University dates back almost 30 years. Ewell’s involvement with the University began in the early 1980s with his evaluation of the assessment program, his numerous consultancies and his editing of the Five-year Planning Document of Northeast Missouri State University. His talents and expertise proved invaluable as he assisted with the planning for the University’s mission change to become Missouri’s only statewide liberal arts and sciences university.

Ewell is known worldwide as a leading authority in the field of higher education, and through his good work he has brought prestige and recognition to the Board and to the University.
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