Mr. Robert J. (Bob) Vitito is the retired president and CEO of Citizens Banking Corporation (now known as FirstMerit Bank). He is a former member of the SVSU Board of Control and former chair and honorary director of the SVSU Foundation Board of Directors. He has been an outstanding leader and community servant for decades. He has served as the chairman of the Saginaw County of Chamber of Commerce, Saginaw General Hospital Board, and as president of the Freeland School Board, among other leadership positions. He was a founder of Saginaw Future, Inc. and has been an active volunteer and leader for numerous charitable and community service organizations for which he has received many recognitions and awards.
Mrs. Marianne M. (Bobbi) Vitito retired from a distinguished teaching career in the Saginaw Schools. In her own right, she has been an active leader, particularly in support of the arts and related organizations. She has been involved in leadership issues through the community and has served as a full partner with her husband in providing leadership to our regional community.
Mr. and Mrs. Vitito have supported a variety of student-centered initiatives at SVSU, including leadership and service awards and support for study abroad experiences. The exceptional generosity and dedication to developing the next generation of leaders has culminated in the establishment of the Vitito Global Leadership Institute.