News briefs – Aug. 25

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ASHLAND PRESIDENT TO SPEAK AT ASHBROOK LUNCHEON ON SEPT. 9 – Ashland University President Dr. Carlos Campo will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on Sept. 9 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Campo will speak on the topic of “The ‘Business’ of Higher Education: The Impact of a Profit-First Mentality in the Halls of Learning.” Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or email or order online at

Dr. Carlos Campo began his term as the 30th president of Ashland University on June 1, 2015. He also serves as chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Sacramento, Calif. In this role, he works to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic students; coordinates and serves as featured speaker at the Hispanic Education Alliance Summits; advocates for and works with national leaders in immigration reform; and serves as national spokesperson for educational issues within the Hispanic community.

CLEVELAND BROWNS EXECS TO APPEAR AT UF – The University of Findlay’s president, Katherine Fell, Ph.D., meets with Browns President Alec Scheiner during a March visit to announce and celebrate The University of Findlay & Cleveland Browns Partnership for Student Success.

Cleveland Browns President Alec Scheiner and other Browns executives will participate in a Cleveland Browns Edge Career Development Summit to be held at The University of Findlay on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The event is part of a partnership, forged this past spring between the University and the organization, which provides learning opportunities focused on the business aspects of professional sports. Five UF students participated in special events internships this summer at the Browns’ headquarters in Berea, Ohio, and one is continuing to work there this fall for a corporate partnerships internship.

At the summit, Scheiner and colleague Lauren Walters-Powel, coordinator of digital business, will address students in a talk titled, “Play like a Brown – Owning Your Personal Brand and How to Use it to Achieve Your Goals.” A discussion about job interview tips will include Josh Young, the Browns’ director of inside sales; Cory Kinder, game presentation and special events coordinator; and Anthony Cangelosi, the Browns’ corporate partnership activation manager, and will be moderated by Phil Gunder, UF’s director of internships and cooperative education.

The private event will be for UF students, but media members are invited to attend Scheiner’s and Walters-Powel’s 2 p.m. presentation in Ritz Auditorium, located on Old Main’s second floor. Browns representatives will briefly be available after the session to answer media questions.

Students interested in attending the summit are required to make reservations by visiting the event page at

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING – Tiffin University (TU) announces the launching of the Office of University Advancement and Economic Development (UAED) and appointed David Zak to serve as its Vice President. Zak will be stepping down from his current role as President & CEO of the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) on September 11, 2015 and joining Tiffin University on September 14.

TU launched the Office of University Advancement & Economic Development (UAED) as part of a bold new strategy that seeks to position the university to excel on a national scale. The Office will integrate university development and grants; public, community, government and alumni relations; and marketing together with a leadership role in local, regional, and national economic development. One example of planned economic development activity will be the development of regional and national centers of technology and entrepreneurship that promote cutting-edge research, innovation, company and job creation, and incredible student experiences and opportunities.

President Curtis Charles was elated by the announcement, “We were looking for a proven transformational leader to join our team to help a great university become one of the best in the world, and we found one in our own backyard. David brings an incredible drive, creativity and almost 20 years of nationally recognized success in economic development, leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, public relations, and technology to the table. Together, I know we’re going to do some amazing things for TU, for Tiffin, and for Ohio.”

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