Hiram College

Thomas Bacher ’78 has been named as the new director of the University of Akron Press as of August 1, 2008.

He earned a master’s degree from Kent State, and a master’s in business administration from Purdue. He worked for the latter as director of its press since 1997, and has worked in publishing in Armonk, N.Y. and New York City.

Bacher, who is an advisory board member for Hiram’s Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature Center of Excellence, will oversee the acquisition of manuscripts, the production of books, and marketing at the University of Akron Press.