Meet the Institutional Advancement Staff

 

 
David Ferguson
Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement
 
Master of Science in Journalism - Columbia University
Capital University Law School (No degree)
Bachelor of Arts in English - Seton Hall University
Harvard Management Development Program, Summer Institute
Center for Philanthropy, Fundraising School, Summer Institute
 
Ferguson served as Vice President for Advancement at the University of Findlay and St. Bonaventure University, and served in similar roles at the State University of New York System and The Ohio State University, where he was also Executive Assistant to the Senior Vice President and Provost. He is a former managing editor of the Columbus (Oh.) Dispatch and recently served as Interim VP for SUNY/New Paltz. He and his wife, Karen, live in Findlay.
 
 
John D. Hill
Interim Director of Development
 
Education Specialist - Bowling Green State University
Master of Education - S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo
Bachelor of Arts - Heidelberg College
 
John has over 40 years in higher education (Tiffin University, Shenandoah University and Heidelberg College). He has 25 years experience in athletic administration, 14 years in development and 31 years in college coaching.
 
Johnís wife, Maryl, is the Special Education Supervisor at Findlay City Schools. They have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.
 
Phone: 419-448-3341

Vickie Wilkins
Director of Alumni Relations
 
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance & Accounting - Tiffin University
Master of Business Administration - Tiffin University
 
Vickie joined the department in June, 2013.  Vickie is responsible for facilitating alumni connections, engagement, support, and to build a sense of community.  She plans and implements major alumni activities as well as campus-wide programming. She also works closely with alumni volunteers. Additionally, she represents the University and Alumni Office at on-campus and off-campus events.
 
Vickie enjoys spending time with her family and staying connected with friends.  She enjoys watching sports and working out.
 
Phone: 419-448-3595

Jennifer Saam
Jennifer Saam
Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications
 
Bachelor of Science, Commercial Art - Ashland University
Diploma, Web Design - Art Institute of Pittsburgh
 
Jennifer joined the department in October, 2014.  Jennifer has been with Tiffin University since 2010, most recently serving as Webmaster & Graphic Design Technician in the ITS department. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Nick, and son, Lucas.
 
Phone: 419-448-3348
 
Lori A. Bentz
Administrative Assistant
 
Associate of Business Administration - Tiffin University
 
Lori joined the department in 2001 and is currently pursuing her Bachelorís Degree from Tiffin University. Lori enjoys reading, shopping, gardening and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Chris, have four children.
 
Phone: 419-448-3282
 
Sandy Koehler
Event Services Coordinator
 
Sandy joined the department in 2003. Sandy schedules and coordinates all internal and external events hosted throughout the Tiffin campus. Outside of the office, she manages her family farm. She and her husband, Lee, stay busy with her son, Gavin.
 
Phone: 419-448-3323
 
Russ Snyder
Operations Manager/WTUD Radio
 
Bachelor of Business Administration - Tiffin University
 
Russ is a long time Tiffin resident with his wife, Erica, and their two children (Isaac and Mollie). Snyder joined the TU family as a full-time employee in August, 2014 and has served as "Voice of the Dragons" since 2011. Previously, Snyder served as Program Director/Operations Manager of WTTF Radio. Away from work, Russ enjoys producing independent radio shows from home and being involved with his children's activities.
 
 
Lisa Williams
Lisa W. Williams
Executive Director of Media Relations & Publications
 
Bachelor of Business Administration - Tiffin University
 
Lisa is a long-time resident of Tiffin, Ohio and has served in various positions at Tiffin University since 1982.
 
In her current role as Executive Director of Media Relations and Publications, Lisa maintains a positive working relationship with the University community, trustees, parents, local business, industry, and media and has worked closely with individual department heads in planning and executing individualized advertising and image-building campaigns to include print, radio, outdoor and television. She serves as Tiffin University's official photographer and writes and edits the College's semiannual alumni magazine, Challenge, the Annual Report and TU's weekly internal newsletter, Dragon News. She oversees publications and prepares news releases for newspapers, radio and television stations. When necessary, Lisa assists in fundraising as well as various promotional projects and capital campaigns for the Office of Institutional Advancement, including but not limited to, working closely with the office of Alumni Relations.
 
Phone: 419-448-3444
Fax: 419-443-5014
 
Mary Ann Stearns
Creative Director/Graphic Designer