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TU Confers an Honorary Degree to William F. Reineke Sr.

Fall/ Winter 2020

TU Confers an Honorary Degree to William F. Reineke Sr.

William F. Reineke Sr., TU Trustee Emeritus, was presented with an honorary degree of Doctorate of Humane Letters by the University.

William F. Reineke Sr. is known for his business acumen and strategic risk-taking. He started his first dealership, Reineke Buick Oldsmobile, in 1960. The dealership quickly found its footing in the community and Reineke grew his business to what is now the Reineke Family Dealerships. With seven different dealerships, they employ over 400 people. Reineke is the true essence of an entrepreneur and family man. He built a successful business, which is now managed by many of his children and grandchildren.

Reineke is a strong believer in continuing education, with a 30-year tenure on the Tiffin University Board of Trustees. He was conferred the title of Trustee Emeritus upon retirement from the Board in 2016. “I enjoyed being on the Board for 30 years,” said Reineke, “and I appreciate Tiffin University awarding me with this honorary degree.”