Office of Student Affairs

Welcome from the Dean of Students

Welcome to Tiffin University! It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as your Dean of Students. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to high quality and excellence while serving as the primary advocate for student life and helping you take full advantage of the countless resources available to you both in and out of the classroom. Over the past years, Tiffin University has experienced unprecedented growth and development while maintaining the student-centered approach whether on-campus, online, or at a satellite campus both in Ohio and around the globe. We believe in the mission of transforming lives through education while appreciating the cultural uniqueness of all individuals set forth in our Guiding Principles.

Tiffin University is a special place of higher learning where you can explore and develop your passions and dreams, grow as a person, and make lifelong friendships. Our spirit and energy will be a key facet of your development as a member of the Tiffin University community. This is an exciting time to join the Dragon Nation and to become an integral part of one of the best institutions of higher learning in America that has all of the great qualities of small university but the amenities of a larger school. Ultimately, your success in college depends on one single person and that is YOU! We are honored that you have chosen Tiffin University as the next step in your educational journey.

I invite you to become actively involved in campus life and experience all of the great events, activities, and gatherings that the university offers. Join me in supporting our intercollegiate athletic teams, arts and music performances, and community service opportunities throughout your time here at Tiffin. Our number one priority is to serve our students with pride, passion, and resolution. We will strive to make the student experience at Tiffin University an enriching one that will last a lifetime. GO DRAGONS!

 

Get to know the Dean of Students

Name: Michael Herdlick

Current Roles: Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Tiffin University

Previous Roles: served in a number of capacities including Adjunct Professor, Instructor of Mathematics and Director of Institutional Research

Started at TU: 2001

Degrees & Certificates: B.A. in Mathematics and Liberal Arts from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, M.S. in Mathematics from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico, Graduate Certificates in Institutional Research from Florida State University and a Student Affairs/Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University.

Family: wife Deidre, Director of Human Resources at TU, daughter Maddy, a Senior at Columbian High School and son Sawyer, a Freshman at Columbian
 
 

The Mission of the Dean of Students

  • Chief student advocate for the University, assisting them in successful transition to college life
  • Promote the Guiding Principles for the student body to transform their lives
  • Design and enhance student leadership opportunities in various modalities at both the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Collaborate and support the functions of academic and non-academic areas by bridging all departments
  • Assess the educational and social experiences of students in order to improve institutional programs
  • Provide and interpret information about students during the development and modification of institutional policies, services, and practices
  • Effectively manage the human, technical and fiscal resources for which the office of Student Affairs is responsible
  • Encourage development of friendships among students and a sense of community within the institution
  • Help students appreciate the cultural uniqueness of all campus community members
  • Encourage faculty-student interaction in programs and activities
  • Support and advance institutional values by developing and enforcing behavioral standards for students
  • Provide programs and services for students who want to improve their study skills

 

Student Affairs Staff

Jill Earl
Jill Earl

Jill Aldrich

earlj@tiffin.edu
419-448-3264

Asst. Director of Housing Operations and Area Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Jill Aldrich

Jill Aldrich
Asst. Director of Housing Operations and Area Coordinator
Jill Aldrich
Asst. Director of Housing Operations and Area Coordinator
419-448-3264
Julie George-Richards
Julie George-Richards

Julie George-Richards

georgej@tiffin.edu
419-448-3578

Director of Wellness and Counseling Services

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Julie George-Richards

Hello Fellow Dragons!

As the Director of Counseling and Wellness, I am excited to support our Tiffin University students. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Wright State University and my Master's Degree from Heidelberg University. My husband is from England and is a university soccer coach; my daughter is starting her 2nd year at college this Fall. Needless to say, I understand how wonderful yet stressful transitioning to college can be for students and their families. We currently live in Michigan where we enjoy many outdoor adventures including boating, kayaking and hiking. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Julie George-Richards
Director of Wellness and Counseling Services
Julie George-Richards
Director of Wellness and Counseling Services
419-448-3578
Michael Herdlick
Michael Herdlick

Michael Herdlick

HerdlickM@tiffin.edu
419-448-3582

Dean of Students & Director of the Physical Plant

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.A., Malone College
  • M.S., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Michael Herdlick

Michael Herdlick currently serves as the Dean of Students and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Tiffin University. Mike has been with TU since 2001 serving in a number of capacities including Adjunct Professor, Instructor of Mathematics, Director of Institutional Research, and now in his current roles. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Liberal Arts from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and his Master of Science in Mathematics from New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico. He also holds Graduate Certificates in Institutional Research from Florida State University and in Student Affairs/Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University.

Mike lives in Tiffin and has two children: daughter, Maddy and son Sawyer. For Dean Herdlick, “This has been and continues to be the greatest experience of my professional life. I view my role as the chief advocate for our students and someone that can hopefully mentor and guide them through their transformation at Tiffin University. My departments include Residence Life, Housing Operations, Student Engagement, and Counseling/Wellness but we all work very closely at our institution with the academic, athletic, and performing arts departments as we strive to provide an enriching and inclusive family atmosphere.”

Michael Herdlick
Dean of Students & Director of the Physical Plant
Michael Herdlick
Dean of Students & Director of the Physical Plant
419-448-3582
Nicholas La Torre
Nicholas La Torre

Nicholas La Torre

latorren@tiffin.edu
419-448-3346

Asst. Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
None Provided

Nicholas La Torre

I am from Logan, a small town in Southeastern Ohio. I attended Ohio University for Journalism and Wright State University for my Master of Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education. My favorite color is blue (especially cobalt), and my favorite movies are: any of the Fast and the Furious franchise, Sin City, and Poolhall Junkies.

Nicholas La Torre
Asst. Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator
Nicholas La Torre
Asst. Director of Student Conduct and Area Coordinator
419-448-3346
Amber Molnar
Amber Molnar

Amber Molnar

molnaran@tiffin.edu
419-448-5138

Area Coordinator for Residence Life

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S., in Forensic Science, Tiffin University

Amber Molnar

Hello! My name Amber Molnar and I am from Brunswick, Ohio, a large suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I began working for TU as a full-time employee in July 2019. Before taking on my role as an Area Coordinator within Residence Life and Student Affairs, I was a Graduate Assistant for First-Year Experience and Student Success here at TU. Through my time as a GA, I really developed a love for working with students in a way that has positively impacts them and hope to work in a role where I can do this on a daily basis.

I obtained my Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Forensic Science from Tiffin University in May 2018, and am currently perusing my MBA in Healthcare Administration. While in my undergrad, I was a member of Dance Team, Circle K, President of a sorority, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and involved in the music department. I currently teach a plethora of dance classes at a studeio called Dance Unlimited and I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, and doing anything outdoors. My experience in Tiffin, Ohio, and as a student and employee of the University has been unforgettable. Tiffin University has shaped me into the person I am today. Through my role as a staff member, I hope to create an experience like the one I had for students of all facets.

Amber Molnar
Area Coordinator for Residence Life
Amber Molnar
Area Coordinator for Residence Life
419-448-5138
Jacob Simon
Jacob Simon

Jacob Simon

simonja@tiffin.edu
419-448-3421

Associate Dean of Students / Title IX Deputy Coordinator

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.C.J. in Forensic Psychology, Tiffin University

Jacob Simon

Hello! My name is Jacob Simon and I am originally from Morral, Ohio. I have worked at Tiffin University since graduating with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in Forensic Psychology from TU in 2013. I found my passion for helping students while working as a Peer Mentor, Tutor, Supplemental Instructor, Resident Assistant, Head Resident, and Assistant Area Coordinator during my undergraduate program. During this time I was also very involved several student organizations on campus. I was a member of Theta Eta Omicron fraternity, Kappa Kappa Psi band service fraternity, Concert Choir, Marching and Concert Band, as well as several other organizations.

I am currently a student at Colorado State University working toward my Master of Science degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. I look forward to engaging with students in all facets of their college experience and enjoy watching students grow. I also serve as a Title IX Investigator and advisor of Tiffin Resident Council and the Pokémon Club.

I currently live in Tiffin with my two cats, Nemo and Dory, and turtle, Toby. Tiffin, Ohio is very important to me and I enjoy being involved in my community. I have helped and acted with The Ritz Players, a community theatre group at The Ritz Theatre downtown. I also enjoy helping out other organizations such as the Seneca County Young Professionals. I am always in the mood to go see a movie or watch something on Netflix. Fall and Halloween are my favorite times of the year and I enjoy traveling during the summer. Sushi is my favorite food and I will (almost) never turn down a Reese Cup.

Jacob Simon
Associate Dean of Students / Title IX Deputy Coordinator
Jacob Simon
Associate Dean of Students / Title IX Deputy Coordinator
419-448-3421
Hannah Tyson
Hannah Tyson

Hannah Tyson

tysonha@tiffin.edu
419-448-3424

Director of Student Engagement

Head Cheerleading Coach

Degrees & Certificates
  • B.B.A. in Marketing and Finance, University of Toledo

Hannah Tyson

Hi, my name is Hannah Tyson and I am the Director of Student Engagement. I am from Toledo, Ohio and completed my undergrad in Marketing and Finance at the University of Toledo. While at UT I was a cheerleader and tour guide for Undergraduate Admissions. Currently I am pursuing my MBA at Tiffin University and will graduate the summer 2018.

Prior to working in Student Affairs, I worked in the Athletics Department and for the Toledo Mud Hens and Walleye as a Theme Night Sales Consultant. I have also coached gymnastics and cheerleading for 12 years and will start my first year as Tiffin's Assistant Cheerleading Coach this fall.

When I'm not working you can find me coaching, crafting, or playing with my dog Maggie Mae. I love meeting new people so come stop by my office and introduce yourself!

Hannah Tyson
Director of Student Engagement
Hannah Tyson
Director of Student Engagement
419-448-3424