Dr. Lillian (Lil) Schumacher was named Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) according to TU President Paul Marion. Her appointment follows the retirement of Dr. Charles Christensen who served as VPAA since 2007.
Prior to joining TU as Dean of the School of Business in 2010, Dr. Schumacher served as Associate Professor and founding Director of the Ph.D. in Global Leadership program at Indiana Tech. She arrived at TU with over 20 years of experience in higher education and corporate environments.
She earned an Ed.D., a Master of Organizational Development, and an MA from Bowling Green State University, after earning a BS from Allegheny College. Her areas of expertise include Emotional Intelligence & Leadership, Change in Organizational Management, Strategic Management, and Organizational and Leadership Development.
According to President Marion, “Dr. Schumacher has shown great leadership as Dean of our School of Business and now as Assistant Vice President for Main Campus Academics. I am confident that she will continue the positive momentum that our academic programs have experienced in recent years.”
“Becoming a Vice President of Academic Affairs has been my career aspiration and I look forward to this new opportunity at Tiffin University,” Schumacher said. “I am grateful for Dr. Christensen’s leadership in this position, and for his role in bringing me and my family back to Tiffin. I plan to build on the momentum he has created. We have strong academic programs, and exceptional faculty and staff at Tiffin University. It is an honor for me to serve as the leader in this area.”