Curtis B. Charles, president of Tiffin University announced on December 30 that he would resign effective on January 1. This past March, he was appointed as only the fifth president in the 127-year history of the educational institution. He took office in July.
Tiffin University, located southeast of Toledo, enrolls about 3,700 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students. African Americans make up 15 percent of the undergraduate student body.
The board of trustees stated that Dr. Charles’ resignation was due to “a difference in views on strategic vision.” The release also said that Dr. Charles would be pursuing other opportunities in higher education.
Before becoming president of Tiffin University, Dr. Charles served as senior associate vice chancellor for institutional transformation at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Earlier in his career, he served on the faculties of Morgan State University, the University of Miami, Barry University, and Howard University.
Dr. Charles is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. He holds a master’s degree in architecture studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in higher education administration from Morgan State University.