Staff Member Office of Institutional Advancement 
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Hometown Rochester, NY
Fun Fact About Me I once played the Cowardly Lion (solo song included) of a production of The Wizard - a mashup of The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz!
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Dr. Lisa Tiffin brings leadership through a strong combination of communication and writing skills, entrepreneurial drive, teaching and speaking experience, and a demonstrated history of successful fundraising. After successfully standing up a grants program for Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester, NY, she moved to Vermont to serve Champlain College.

A significant part of her job at Champlain includes the pursuit of scholarships for students, capital dollars to support the vision of Champlain, and applied research projects serving faculty interest and providing experiential learning opportunities for students. Lisa’s work style is collaborative, and working across departments, with administration, and serving the staff and faculty in support of Champlain’s students keeps her ticking and filled with energy, joy, and curiosity.

Lisa holds a Grants Professional Certification (GPC), a BA in English and Education, an MA in American Literature, and a Doctorate in Executive Leadership. She is enjoying living in Vermont with her husband and daughter and making regular trips to visit her son in DC and family in NY.

What are your hobbies?

Reading, walking, writing, theater – Broadway!, and travel

Favorite local eateries and things to do in Vermont:

August First – absolute favorite so far. Still exploring!

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