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President Paul Marion Announces His Retirement 2014

Fall/Winter 2014

Dr. Paul Marion, who has served as President of Tiffin University (TU) since 2002, announced that he will retire on June 30, 2015.

According to Claire Johansen, Chair of the TU Board of Trustees, a national search will be conducted to have a new President ready to begin work on July 1. “On behalf of the trustees and the entire University, Paul and Susan Marion have been such an attribute to TU and our community, and we want to thank them for their outstanding service and contributions. We wish them well in retirement,” Johansen said.

During Marion’s presidency at TU, enrollment has increased from 1,500 to more than 4,200 students, two major fund-raising campaigns were successfully carried out, a number of new facilities and campus improvements have been completed, many new academic programs were implemented, the athletic program became a member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the financial strength of the University has significantly improved, including a 474% increase in the value of net assets.

According to Marion, “I am in my 13th year as TU’s President and will be 70 years old in February, so I believe that the timing is right for the University and for my wife, Susan, and me. Susan and I have enjoyed our experience in Tiffin and we appreciate the support and friendship that we have received from the trustees and the entire University and local community. Tiffin University is a strong institution that has a very bright future, and we look forward to keeping up with the University’s continued progress in the future after retirement.”