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Leave a Legacy

Fall/Winter 2018

Dr. John Millar, one of Tiffin University’s longest-serving employees, is a well-known name on campus. Serving Tiffin University for 33 years, he assisted former President George Kidd, Jr.

His job was to hire employees and build programs – programs that helped TU grow into the place it is today. During his time at TU, John served as the Dean of Enrollment Services, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Vice President for Academic Affairs (twice), Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the School of Business (twice).

Although retired, John’s contributions to TU still remain. As his final way to further his legacy and give back, John named TU as a beneficiary in his estate plan to further fund the John & Joyce Millar Scholarship.

Endowing a scholarship is just one way to give back to Tiffin University and make a difference. “The degree of impact is up to the individual, and working with TU’s advancement team is easy,” John said. He claims that students who earn a degree are given the opportunity to work in whatever field they choose. “The more help a student receives, the greater the obligation to succeed.” John believes a degree provides an opportunity to have a life well-lived.

“The cost of an education to a student can be enormous when faced alone,” John said, “but less immense when faced with a family and more possible when donors provide scholarships. My wife, Joyce, and I are happy to be part of the solution and we hope we can inspire others to do the same.”

“We are honored to be a part of the success of students through our personal estate plan,” the Millars said. “Tiffin University is in our blood and will always hold a special place in our hearts.”

Learn more about ways you can make a lasting impact at Tiffin University. Contact Mitchell P. Blonde, CFRE at 419.448.3584 or email