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Retirement 2014: John Millar

Fall/Winter 2014

One of Tiffin University’s longest-serving employees, Professor of Management and Dean Emeritus, Dr. John Millar, retired on December 31.

Throughout his 33 years at Tiffin University, Millar has served as Dean of Enrollment Services, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Vice President for Academic Affairs twice, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of the Business School twice.

Prior to arriving at Tiffin University, he served on the faculty at Michigan State University, Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Martin’s University in Washington and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mercyhurst in Pennsylvania.

When Millar arrived at Tiffin University, the campus consisted of two houses the school used as offices, Main Classroom Building, one-third of the current library, the bottom floor of the building now called Seitz Hall and about eight or nine houses for student housing.

Millar has helped hire many of the people and build a lot of the programs that helped Tiffin University grow and become the place it is today.

“I am most grateful to my colleagues at TU for their thoughtfulness and kind words as I wrap up my “first” career. Over the years, I have had the privilege to watch both the University and many of my colleagues grow and mature. We have all been a part of a very special thing and it has made a significant impact on our lives, the community of Tiffin and, most all, 33 years of students who have come to us to learn and grow. We all have memories of former students who are now successful leaders and community members throughout the world and I am honored to have been a part of their success.”

Millar, who has served the local Kiwanis Club, said Tiffin has nice people, was the greatest place to raise children, and his two sons enjoyed being in and going to school in Tiffin.

He plans to continue his involvement in Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and in bird-watching and will get to catch up on his reading. “I will miss being in the classroom. I enjoy teaching,” he said.