Posted on Jun 15, 2016 | Comments 0
Lillian Schumacher was appointed the sixth president of Tiffin University in Ohio. She is the first woman president in the 128-year history of Tiffin University. The university enrolls about 3,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. Women make up 54 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Dr. Schumacher has been serving as interim president of the university since January of this year. Last December, Dr. Schumacher was appointed chancellor of Pennsylvania State University-Beaver in Monaca. But she decided not to take this post when she was offered to lead Tiffin University on an interim basis. She had been serving as vice president for academic affairs at Tiffin and had also held the position of dean of the School of Business at the university. Before joining the staff at Tiffin, Dr. Schumacher was the founding director of the global leadership program at the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne.
Dr. Schumacher is a graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She holds two master’s degrees and an educational doctorate in leadership studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.