Testimonial CCU Building
“The CCU training at Tiffin University pushed me out of my comfort zone and gave me the opportunity to gain more knowledge of culture and its impact on personal and professional relationships. As a result of the training, I have learned to continually be self-aware and grow to understand and appreciate each unique culture.”
Tiffin University Undergraduate Alum 2019
Current MBA Student
"It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial for President Lillian Schumacher of Tiffin University regarding her efforts to transform TU into a learning organization focused on creating culturally conscious global students. More than a year ago, she and her advisory council began a program aimed at transforming TU into a culturally aware and sensitive university where cultural intelligence is to be taught at all levels. As such, one of her first steps was to enroll herself and her senior staff in the training certification course, Building Cultural Competencies in Organizations. I have worked with many organizations over the year, yet this is the first one where the president, as well as the senior staff, participated fully. Dr. Schumacher offers a unique perspective regarding cultural intelligence. A first-generation US citizen, Dr. Schumacher is keenly aware of the challenges associated with introducing such an endeavor to a small university. Yet, she welcomes the challenge with open arms.
I have known Dr. Schumacher since 2002 when she first enrolled at my university. As she took courses from me, I realized quickly that there was something special about her. She not only completed her master's but earned her Doctorate as well. I continue to be impressed with her enthusiasm and intellect. She maintains the highest of ethical standards and works hard to bring rigor and innovation to her work.
It is this astuteness that guides Dr. Schumacher as she works to transform her university into a cutting-edge institution focused on creating global leaders for the future.There is no question that we should applaud her efforts. I know I certainly do.”
Jane V. Wheeler, Ph.D.
Associated Professor (retired)
Bowling Green State University