Tyson Pinion, who accepted the position of director of corporate engagement and individual giving at The University of Findlay this spring, sees higher education and the local and even global community as natural partners with a common goal. After working with alumni and friends of the University in a similar role for the past year, Pinion is excited about this opportunity to expand his role.
“I have the opportunity to enrich relationships and establish mutually beneficial partnerships and connections,” said Pinion. The University offers programs that prepare students to succeed in occupations essential to the region. Findlay, as one of the top ‘micropolitans’ in the country, according to “Site Selection” magazine, and the University have enjoyed an increasingly close partnership. According to a recent economic impact study completed by Michael Carroll, Ph.D., director of the Center for Regional Development at Bowling Green State University, The University of Findlay generates $196.2 million annually for the Ohio economy. “The University and the community are growing together, and we have a promising future,” says Pinion.
The University of Findlay has a history of building partnerships that inspire synergy and collaboration. Announced this March, The University of Findlay and Cleveland Browns Partnership for Student Success is giving students the ability to succeed in the sports business. By combining Findlay’s academic leadership and the Browns staff’s industry experience, students will have first-hand experience that they can apply to their careers. In the same way the University’s Environmental, Safety & Occupational Health Management Program has partnered with Marathon to establish opportunities that give students hands-on experience that allow them to make an immediate impact in their field. As the University continues to grow, partnerships and alliances with corporations remain imperative and Pinion is anxious to expand the University’s network of business affiliates
“Individuals and corporations truly make a difference when they support the education of our future leaders,” said Pinion, “We’re interested in partnering with corporations that want to hire students with a high-quality education and support our efforts by providing resources, scholarships and facilities that allow UF to continue teaching a 21st century education with top notch technology and faculty.”
For more information about partnering with the University, Pinion can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-4628. Prior to working at UF, Pinion worked in advancement at Purdue University, Tiffin University, and Bowling Green State University. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Tiffin University and is a member of the City of Findlay Kiwanis Club. This year he expects to earn a Doctor of Higher Education degree from the University of Toledo.