Hiram College

Emeritus professor Stephen Zabor officially took on a new title last night – one that will allow him to make an impact on service across Northeast Ohio.

After 25 years of membership in the Rotary Club of Mantua, Zabor was appointed District Governor for Rotary District 6630, which encompasses 56  clubs in Northeast Ohio from Ashtabula to Lorain County.

In this position, which he will hold for one year (the standard for all leadership positions in Rotary), Zabor will be responsible for not just leading and sitting on various committees, but carrying out his vision in those 56 clubs.

He’s chosen the theme “Building Sustainable Communities” for the coming year, where he wants to see a focus on building a new generation of members, as well as focusing on sustainability in the service work that Rotary does.

“It’s an extreme honor to have been chosen,” Zabor said.  “It provides me an opportunity to inspire clubs to commit to enhance their service in their local and national communities. It gives me a chance to communicate what Rotary stands for to the Northeast Ohio community so we can be better known for what we do.”

Last night’s ceremony took place at the Garfield Meeting House at Hiram College, where Zabor has taught since 1980.