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President’s Welcome

On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Tiffin University. Our motto, “SINE AUDACIA NULLUM PRAEMIUM” – translated as: “without risk, there is no gain” is the motivator for all that we do. Our Guiding Principles contains our seal in which our motto is written and this document serves as the framework for why and how we live by our motto. It clearly states our Purpose, Mission and Vision; our strategic priorities, and most importantly our ICARE Values. This set of principles (created in 2016 by university stakeholders) guides what we do each and every day at Tiffin University. We hope you embrace our Guiding Principles as much as we do!

Tiffin University offers a comprehensive college experience both in and outside of the classroom. Tiffin students learn from faculty who are experts in their fields. Tiffin faculty members serve as mentors and advisers and help students select the most effective classes of study. They also provide internship opportunities and careers with national and global industry partners, federal agencies, corporations and entrepreneurial companies.

Students of Tiffin University are encouraged to make powerful, life-long connections as they engage with a diverse population of students from across the United States and the globe. Today, there are over 400 international students attending TU, representing more than 31 countries. Tiffin is proud of its growing diversity as it provides a unique opportunity for International and American students to share a heritage that goes beyond the classroom. Diversity is celebrated throughout campus and the community through food, arts and entertainment during the academic year.

In the classroom, academic achievement is paramount. Tiffin University believes a college degree is earned — not rewarded. We also believe in linking theory to practice as much as possible by offering opportunities for experiential learning. As a student of Tiffin University, we will expect more from you and you will learn to expect more from yourself.

Striving for education–for improvement of your mind–should not be an unchartered journey toward any definite goal, but a gratifying and fortifying broadening of one’s consciousness, and an enrichment of one’s possibilities of life and happiness.

As TU’s President, I look forward to meeting you! It is an honor to welcome you to our very exceptional institution of higher learning and I wish you a very enriching collegiate experience while at TU.

Dr. Lillian Schumacher


Check out Dr. Lillian Schumacher’s episode of the The Higher Education Podcast from the Plexuss Network talking about her passion for higher education and thoughts and insights on today’s academic world.

Wanting more? Dr. Lillian Schumacher was also featured in an episode of the EdUp Experience podcast about the current state of Tiffin University, discussing the collaboration phase during coronavirus, between institutions, & how the competitive phase has arrived. She also discusses her secrets for retaining great faculty and staff during difficult mental health times, & gives us an insight into how hard it was to restructure in the middle of the pandemic.