Tyson Pinion, Ph.D., has been appointed the University of Findlay’s assistant vice president for development for its University Advancement office. Most recently, he had served as the director of corporate engagement and individual giving.
In his new role, Pinion has operational responsibility for UF’s fundraising activities, including significant involvement in capital campaign planning.
Pinion said he is looking forward to the additional opportunities that his promotion will present to assist UF students.
“The University has great leadership and we are embedded in a community that is accomplishing fantastic success on a variety of fronts,” he said. “The continued growth of our supporters and partners, including alumni, friends, corporations, foundations and other schools and nonprofits have provided us tremendous opportunities to continue equipping our students for meaningful lives and productive careers.” He cited the construction of the Center for Student Life and College of Business as an example of exceptional support. The project “could not have happened without our true believers stepping up to the plate and encouraging others to do the same,” he explained.
Pinion’s dedication to educational values is reflected in his fundraising successes that have helped make many dreams come true for students and donors alike, said Marcia Latta, Ed.D., vice president for University Advancement. “He is deeply committed to advancing and enhancing the opportunities that higher education has to offer,” said Latta. Pinion also “genuinely enjoys working with donors to assist them in their philanthropic endeavors that provide University of Findlay students with invaluable learning experiences,” she added.
Pinion received a Doctor of Higher Education Administration from the University of Toledo in August 2016, a Master of Business Administration from Tiffin University, and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from Tiffin University.
For his previous position, he closed several six-figure gifts, was the Advancement liaison for the College of Business, worked with the University’s grants manager to secure funds, and worked with University leaders on strategic planning and fundraising, particularly for the Center for Student Life and College of Business now being constructed.
Prior to working for UF, Pinion served as director of advancement at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.