Degrees & Certificates
M.A., Organizational Leadership, Siena Heights University
B.A., Communication: Argumentation & Advocacy, Adrian College
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)
Mitchell P. Blonde, a certified fund raising executive (CFRE), joined the Tiffin University President’s Cabinet in 2017. Prior to TU, he served 10 years as vice president of institutional advancement for Siena Heights University, a Catholic liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. He has over two decades of experience in higher education and has spent the majority of that time in leadership positions.
A native of Michigan, Blonde earned degrees from Adrian College and Siena Heights University. His development career began at Adrian College while serving as director of annual giving and later transitioned to major gift officer at Bowling Green State University. He was named executive director of the Jackson Community College Foundation in 2005 and has taught at Central Michigan University, Baker College of Port Huron, Adrian College and Siena Heights University.
Blonde has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees. Currently, he serves on the board of the Tiffin–Seneca Public Library and is a Trustee for the Four County Community Foundation.
He enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and travelling in his free time. He and his wife, Dawn, have two children.