Tiffin University Board of Trustees

Larry A. Adelsperger
Larry A. Adelsperger

Larry A. Adelsperger

Executive Vice President

P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc.
Tiffin, Ohio

Larry A. Adelsperger

Joined the Board in 2007.

Larry A. Adelsperger
Executive Vice President
P.T. Services...
Larry A. Adelsperger
Executive Vice President
P.T. Services Rehabilitation, Inc.
Lenny Clouse
Lenny Clouse

Leonard "Lenny" Clouse

President

Clouse Construction Corp.
New Riegel, Ohio

Leonard "Lenny" Clouse

Joined the Board in 2018.

Leonard "Lenny"...
President
Clouse Construction Corp.
Leonard "Lenny" Clouse
President
Clouse Construction Corp.
Diane Courtright McCloy
Diane Courtright McCloy

Diane Courtright McCloy

Marketing Director

McCloy Financial Service
Dublin, Ohio

Diane Courtright McCloy

Diane Courtwright McCloy, a resident of Dublin, Ohio, has been a radio and television spokesperson for 25 years. She is currently the spokesperson for FrontRoom Furnishings and The Living Room Expert, focused on living and family room furnishings with Ohio locations in Columbus, Dublin and Springdale.

Courtwright McCloy was a board member and chair of development of CAPA (a non-profit award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment) for 20 years. She is also a past board member of the American Cancer Society and the Central Ohio Diabetes Association. She is currently a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

While attending The Ohio State University majoring in radio and television, Courtwright McCloy was selected as Miss Ohio in the Miss America pageant. After college, she married George McCloy and raised their two children.

Joined the Board in 2017.

Diane Courtright McCloy
Marketing Director
McCloy Financial Service
Diane Courtright McCloy
Marketing Director
McCloy Financial Service
Andrew Felter
Andrew Felter

Andrew J. Felter

President & CEO

Webster Industries, Inc.
Tiffin, Ohio

Andrew J. Felter

Joined the Board in 2014.

Andrew J. Felter
President & CEO
Webster Industries, Inc.
Andrew J. Felter
President & CEO
Webster Industries, Inc.
Donald Hampton Jr.
Donald Hampton Jr.

Donald Hampton Jr.

President

Faurecia Interior Systems North America
Fostoria, Ohio

Donald Hampton Jr.

Donald Hampton Jr. has been a Division General Manager, a corporate officer level Operations Vice President, and a multi-plant Director of Manufacturing. He has delivered more than two decades of global P&L leadership leveraging Six Sigma, Kanban, JIT, Pull Systems, and synchronous manufacturing strategies for premier companies such as Honeywell International/Allied Signal, Maxion Wheels/Hayes Lemmerz and Rea Magnet Wire Company. In all of his roles he has consistently ignited revenue and profit growth, equity value creation, and world-class standards of operational excellence.

Currently Mr. Hampton is President of Faurecia Interior Systems North America where he is responsible for all aspects of a $1.7b enterprise chartered to deliver world class interior products to the NA automotive market. Prior to joining Faurecia, he was Executive Vice President, COO of Rea Magnet Wire Company. Rea Magnet Wire Company, Inc. is the largest producer of magnet wire in North America and China and the second largest in the world. In his role as a member of the Executive Leadership team, Mr. Hampton was charged with leading the global operations strategy for the company and helping to grow Rea Wire’s global footprint.

He is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, Automotive Industry Professionals Worldwide, and OPEX - Global Operating Excellence Network.

Mr. Hampton earned both his BBA in Accounting and an MBA from Tiffin University.

Joined the Board in 2018.

Donald Hampton Jr.
President
Faurecia Interior Systems...
Donald Hampton Jr.
President
Faurecia Interior Systems North America
Richard Helton
Richard Helton

Richard E. Helton, Ph.D.

Emeritus President (retired)

Vincennes University
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Richard E. Helton, Ph.D.

Richard Helton served 47 years in public education, including 11 years as President of Vincennes University prior to his retirement in 2015. Most recently, he completed an 18-month term as Interim President of Wittenberg University.

Upon his Indiana retirement, Dick received The Sagamore of the Wabash from the Indiana Governor’s Office for rendering distinguished service to the state. Cited as a “transformational leader,” he led VU to eight years of continuous growth culminating in system-wide headcount enrollment that surpassed 19,000 students.

He also was a leader in developing an ever growing number of partnerships with major employers, secondary schools and career centers, armed forces, and communities. Far beyond the borders of Indiana, VU’s Military Education Program continued to grow, making VU the number one provider of education aboard deployed U.S. Coast Guard Cutters, third largest provider of educational services to the U.S. Coast Guard, and one of the largest providers to the military in the nation.

Helton is a graduate of Indiana State University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, plus both a master’s degree in secondary education and an educational specialist degree from Indiana University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Hanover College.

Joined the Board in 2018.

Richard E. Helton, Ph.D.
Emeritus President (retired...
Vincennes University
Richard E. Helton, Ph.D.
Emeritus President (retired)
Vincennes University
William Hertzer
William Hertzer

William F. Hertzer

Senior Cost Analyst (retired)

National Machinery
Tiffin, Ohio

William F. Hertzer

Joined the Board in 2015.

William F. Hertzer
Senior Cost Analyst (retire...
National Machinery
William F. Hertzer
Senior Cost Analyst (retired)
National Machinery
Robert Hisrich
Robert Hisrich

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.

Bridgeport Professor of International Marketing & Assoc. Dean of Graduate & International Programs

Kent State University
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.

Hisrich is a world-renowned expert and author on entrepreneurship, as well as a global entrepreneur who has been involved in the founding of more than a dozen companies including H&B Associates, a marketing and management consulting firm. He has authored or co-authored 26 books. He has also written more than 350 articles on entrepreneurship, international business management and venture capital, which have appeared in such journals as The Academy of Management Review, California Management Review, Columbia Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Venturing, Sloan Management Review and Small Business Economics.

Joined the Board in 2012.

Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.
Bridgeport Professor of Int...
Kent State University
Robert D. Hisrich, Ph.D.
Bridgeport Professor of International Marketing & Assoc. Dean of Graduate & International Programs
Kent State University
Ann Hunnicutt
Ann Hunnicutt

Ann Hunnicutt

CFO

Pembroke Construction Company, Inc.
Newport News, Virginia

Ann Hunnicutt

Ann Hunnicutt, a resident of New Port News, VA, is president, CEO and owner of Westwood Contractors, CFO and corporate secretary for Pembroke Construction Co., Inc., and owner and vice president of Interlock™ Paving Systems, Inc.

A graduate of The Ohio State University, Hunnicutt served as a director for Webster Industries in Tiffin, Ohio from 1987 to 2016. She is a member of Christopher Newport University’s Real Estate Foundation, Christopher Newport School of Business, General Contractors of Virginia & America, the Interlock™ Concrete Paver Institute and the Hampton Roads Builders & Contractors Exchange.

She was named Hampton Roads “Inside Business” Top 20 Women in Business Achievement Award winners and was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hampton, respectively. The U.S. Small Business Administration named Hunnicutt the “Small Business Advocate of the Year,” and Peninsula Sales & Marketing named her Outstanding Business Leader. She was awarded the “Four Star Award” by the Military Affairs Council of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

Joined the Board in 2017.

Ann Hunnicutt
CFO
Pembroke Construction...
Ann Hunnicutt
CFO
Pembroke Construction Company, Inc.
Claire Johansen
Claire Johansen

Claire F. Johansen

(Chair of the Board)

Former Owner & President

Ohio Outdoor Advertising Corp.
Tiffin, Ohio

Claire F. Johansen

Clair joined Tiffin University’s Board of Trustees in 1989 and was elected Chair in 2014. Johansen joined Ohio Outdoor Advertising Corporation in 1987 and purchased the business with her sister in 1988. She returned to school as one of the first students of Tiffin University’s MBA program in 2000 earning her degree in 2002. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University. She has also served on the Advisory board of the OSU Seneca County Extension Agency and the Croghan Colonial Bank Board of Directors.

Claire F. Johansen
Former Owner & Presiden...
Ohio Outdoor Advertising...
Claire F. Johansen
(Chair of the Board)
Former Owner & President
Ohio Outdoor Advertising Corp.
Diana Kirk
Diana Kirk

Diana Kirk

Philanthropist


Findlay, Ohio

Diana Kirk

Joined the Board in 1998.

Diana Kirk
Philanthropist
Diana Kirk
Philanthropist
Ford Mennel
Ford Mennel

D. Ford Mennel

President

The Mennel Milling Company
Fostoria, Ohio

D. Ford Mennel

Joined the Board in 2018.

D. Ford Mennel
President
The Mennel Milling Company
D. Ford Mennel
President
The Mennel Milling Company
Timothy Paradiso
Timothy Paradiso

Timothy J. Paradiso

(Vice-Chair of the Board)

President

The Ashley Group
Port Clinton, Ohio

Timothy J. Paradiso

Joined the Board in 2003.

Timothy J. Paradiso
President
The Ashley Group
Timothy J. Paradiso
(Vice-Chair of the Board)
President
The Ashley Group
Robert Petras
Robert Petras

Robert Petras

Chief Operating Officer

Lamplight Communities/Priority Life Care
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Robert Petras

Joined the Board in 2015.

Robert Petras
Chief Operating Officer
Lamplight Communities/...
Robert Petras
Chief Operating Officer
Lamplight Communities/Priority Life Care
Daniel Reineke
Daniel Reineke

Daniel E. Reineke

(Secretary of the Board)

Partner

Tiffin Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Tiffin, Ohio

Daniel E. Reineke

Joined the Board in 2015.

Daniel E. Reineke
Partner
Tiffin Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Daniel E. Reineke
(Secretary of the Board)
Partner
Tiffin Ford Lincoln, Inc.
Lillian Schumacher
Lillian Schumacher

Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed.D.

(ex officio)

President

Tiffin University
Tiffin, Ohio

Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed.D.

Dr. Lillian “Lil” Schumacher took the helm as Tiffin University’s Interim President on January 11, 2016 and was named President just five months later on June 8, 2016.  Prior to her presidency, she has been an integral part of the University since 2010, first as Dean of the School of Business and more recently as Vice President for Academic Affairs.

“Tiffin University and the City of Tiffin have been part of my family for over 30 years,” Schumacher said.  “TU is a great institution in a fine city and I am thrilled to continue its tradition of success.  We have a supportive and engaged Board of Trustees, an exceptional faculty and staff who believe in student success, and an outstanding, diverse student body that expects the best from us.  With these strengths, we will achieve great things.”

A natural leader who has experience and academic training in leadership, Dr. Schumacher has more than 30 years of expertise in higher education and corporate environments in areas of program development, assessment, accreditation, teaching, strategic planning, budget preparation and administration, staff selection and evaluation, and fundraising.  As a professor of management, she has designed and taught courses and workshops in the areas of organizational behavior and change, strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication, career mapping, human resources, international business and global leadership, and other related disciplines.

With over 20 years of serving as an organizational consultant in areas of leadership development, executive coaching, strategic planning, human resources, career coaching and change management, Dr. Schumacher believes in an organizational culture that embraces mutual respect, accountability, intentional actions, diversity, inclusion and clear decision-making aligned with organizational values.

She has demonstrated her ability to manage and advocate change processes in higher educational and corporate settings, and is a highly motivated, results-oriented professional with an approachable leadership style and a strong work ethic marked by dedication, initiative, integrity and professionalism.

During her short time as President, she has established a Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness commitment, which assures students, employers and our community that TU graduates, regardless of their area of specialty, are innovative problem-solvers who can leverage diversity of any type to work effectively with people who are different from them and produce innovative ideas.  She has also reinstituted Tiffin University’s 5-year strategic planning process including “Guiding Principles,” which very clearly state TU’s strategic priorities, purpose, mission and vision along with ICARE values.  In addition, she led the effort in raising $8 million, after a $4 million donor match, within her first 18 months in the job.

Prior to returning to Tiffin with her family in 2010, President Schumacher was an Associate Professor and founding Director of the Ph.D. in Global Leadership program at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She served as the first Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness at Chancellor University in Cleveland, Ohio and prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor in the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, where she also served as the Graduate Program Director and Assessment Coordinator for the school.

In the private sector, President Schumacher is a trained facilitator and executive coach specializing in the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI), DISC Personal Profile Systems and Franklin Covey’s Four Disciplines of Execution.  She has consulted with both national and international companies.

Dr. Schumacher serves as board director for Webster Industries and the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership.  She is past president of the Industrial Management Council and has served in various leadership positions for the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP). She is also on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the Association for Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio (AICUO), the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and the Ohio Campus Compact (OCC).

A true Renaissance woman who knows that technology has placed the world at our fingertips, President Schumacher is actively involved in the global aspect of education, having served as a board member for the European Council for Business Education (ECBE) until December 2016.  She is now striving to integrate global diversity into curricular and extra-curricular experiences for all Tiffin University students.

President Schumacher holds a Doctorate in Leadership Studies and Master’s degrees in Organization Development and Higher Education Administration, all from Bowling Green State University.  She earned a Bachelor degree in Economics from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Although she has lived and traveled extensively in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, President Schumacher is happy to call Tiffin her home.

President Schumacher brings a high degree of accountability to ensure creative, stimulating and positive environments to her position at Tiffin University.

Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed...
President
Tiffin University
Lillian B. Schumacher, Ed.D.
(ex officio)
President
Tiffin University
Reginald Wilkinson
Reginald Wilkinson

Reginald A. Wilkinson, Ed.D.

President

Connecting the Dots, LLC
,

Reginald A. Wilkinson, Ed.D.

Joined the Board in 2012.

Reginald A. Wilkinson, Ed...
President
Connecting the Dots, LLC
Reginald A. Wilkinson, Ed.D.
President
Connecting the Dots, LLC

Tiffin University Emeritus Trustees

C. William Harple
Tiffin, OH
President & CEO (retired)
Seneca Environmental Products

Joseph L. Harris
Ann Arbor, MI
Auditor General (retired)
City of Detroit

David L. Hayes (Dr.)
Toledo, OH
President & CEO
Hayes & Associates, Inc.

Gary R. Heminger (Dr.)
Findlay, OH
President & Chief Executive Officer
Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Michael R. Klepper
Fostoria, OH
Chairman & CFO
Superior Distributing Company, Inc.

Dianne G. Krumsee
Powell, OH
Chair of Board
Old Fort Banking Co.

David E. Mitchell
St. Joseph, MI
Vice President (retired)
Whirlpool Corporation

Frank Murphy
Wadsworth, OH
CEO
University Housing Solutions

William F. Reineke, Sr.
Fostoria, OH
Chairman
Reineke Family Dealerships

Robert Ruffin (Dr.)
McKinney, TX
Vice President & Group Manager (retired)
AlliedSignal, Inc.

Russell G. Sorg
Fremont, OH
President (retired)
Fremont Kraut Company

Richard W. Stephan (Dr.)
Blue Bell, PA
President
Rick Stephan & Associates

John Stock
Sandusky, OH
President
S-Group Companies

Gordon C. Wagner
Bonita Springs, FL
President & CEO (retired)
First National Bank

Frederick E. Zoeller
Tiffin, OH
President & CEO
Laminate Technologies, Inc.