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Mayoral Proclamation 2015

Spring/Summer 2015

On April 24, Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz issued a Mayoral Proclamation in honor of Paul and Susan Marion’s 13 years of dedicated service to Tiffin University, the City of Tiffin and Seneca County. The mayor recognized the positive changes that have occurred under President Marion’s tenure at TU. During his time at the helm:

a. Enrollment has increased from 1,500 to more than 4,200 students;

b. The value of the University’s net assets has increased by 470 percent;

c. New facilities have been constructed, including the Heminger Center, the Murphy Academic Support Center, the Hertzer Technology Center, the Hayes Center for the Arts, four student apartment buildings, and a new residence hall and many other campus improvements have been achieved;

d. Academic programs have been created, including three new degree programs and more than 100 new undergraduate and graduate majors, concentrations and minors;

e. Many new student services have been implemented;

f. The athletic program became a part of Division II of the NCAA and joined the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and several new teams were started;

g. The University’s academic quality and reputation have been enhanced in many ways and a number of academic programs have been ranked among the nation’s best.

Paul and Susan Marion were also honored for their individual contributions to the City of Tiffin. Paul was recognized for his work as a member and board chair of the Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau and the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation and member of the Tiffin Rotary Club.

In his proclamation, Mayor Montz expressed gratitude for Susan’s service on the boards of the Ritz Theatre and the United Way, as well as for her participation on two committees involved in the enhancement of downtown Tiffin. He also recognized her for helping to coordinate a special math education program for students in the local elementary schools, and for supervising the student-teaching experience for Heidelberg University music education majors.

The proclamation also spotlighted Susan’s contributions to Tiffin University, including her service as a Student Success Coach and for helping coordinate the Success Coach Program, directing student music ensembles, conducting etiquette programs for students and handling her duties as TU’s First Lady.