Advisory Council to the President

Advisory Council to the President

As CCU grew in scope and depth, the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) was founded in lieu of the steering committee. The PAC provided the structure of three councils under University leadership to develop CCU-focused programming in all areas of the University.

The Council promotes and sustains the institutional commitment to inclusive excellence by creating an environment focused on student success, serving as the primary council to the President.

Mission (What you do, who you are and what is the benefit?)

Our commitment fosters inclusive excellence through celebrating cultural uniqueness in an environment that is welcoming, understanding of different perspectives, affirming and safe for all populations. The collaborative strategic alignment of the Councils for Academic Experience, Expansion of Opportunity and Talent & Engagement cultivates the opportunity to support and maintain an educational and working environment which promotes a commitment to inclusive excellence.

Vision (How the organization will look once the Mission is fulfilled.)

From initiative to commitment – Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness.

Commitment (Our Promise)

Tiffin University graduates, faculty and staff, regardless of their area of specialty, are innovative problem solvers who can leverage diversity of any type to work effectively with people who are different from them and produce innovative ideas.


Lillian Schumacher, Ed.D.
Founding Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness

B.S., Economics, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA
M.A., Organization Development, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Ed.D., Leadership Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

Dr. Lillian Schumacher

Peter Holbrook, Ph.D.
Provost & Chief Academic Officer
Founding Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness

AA (Honors), Marketing, Lakeshore Technical College, Cleveland, WI
B.A., (Cum Laude), Business, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
M.S., Management, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Ph.D., Leadership Studies, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Peter Holbrook

Kristina L Collins, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Excellence, Distinctiveness & Effectiveness - Academic Experience Council
Founding Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness

B.A., Psychology Indiana University 
M.S.Ed., Adult Education & Training, Indiana University
Ph.D., Business Administration, Trident University

Kristina Collins

Nadia Lewis
Assistant Vice President for Human Resources - Talent & Engagement Council
Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness

B.S. in International Business and Nutrition from the University of Cincinnati
M.S. in Organizational Leadership with a focus degree in Human Resource Management and
     Strategic & Global Leadership from Colorado State University Global Campus
Certified Facilitator for Fierce as well as Bridges Out of Poverty; SHRM-CP.

Sharon Perry-Fantini, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Equity, Access, & Opportunity - Expansion of Opportunity Council
Founding Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness

B.B.A., Tiffin University
M.B.A., Tiffin University
Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Sharon Perry-Fantini

Julia K. Porter, Ph.D.
Project Manager, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness
Founding Member, Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness  

B.S., English Education, Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)
M.A., English Literature, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Ph.D., Global Leadership, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN

Julia Porter