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Gregory A. Guzmán Named Campus President of Herzing University – Toledo

October 28, 2010

TOLEDO, OHIO (October 26, 2010) – Gregory A. Guzmán was named campus president at Herzing University – Toledo, it was announced today. He began his duties at the University on September 21, 2010. In his new role, Guzmán is responsible for all academic and financial operations of the campus, which employs 31 faculty and staff and serves nearly 300 students enrolled in its 18 certificate, diploma and bachelor’s degree programs.

“Greg Guzmán brings an ideal mix of experience and knowledge to Herzing University – Toledo, with his background in higher education, career education and a deep understanding of the Toledo area,” said Renée Herzing, president of the Herzing Educational System, which has 11 campuses in the U.S. including the one in Toledo. “We are pleased to have him lead our efforts to meet the educational and career needs of students in the Toledo area.”

Guzmán, who is the area’s first and only Latino university president, has nearly 15 years’ experience in higher education, primarily in northwest Ohio. A native of Toledo, he discovered a passion for helping college-bound students overcome financial barriers as an intern for U.S. Representative Marcy Kaptur in Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. His higher-education experience began as a financial aid counselor at Owens State Community College in 1996. He later went on to become the director of student financial aid at Tiffin University, Lourdes College, and his alma mater, Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Guzmán also served as Vice Provost of Enrollment Management, interim, at BGSU from September 2008 to February 2009.

“I am delighted to work with the highly-qualified faculty and staff of Herzing University – Toledo to bring our students state-of-the-industry training that will allow them to grow their skills and expand their careers here in our community,” Guzmán said. “It is a growing organization that has the right approach to education, combining a caring community, convenient educational options and a challenging curriculum to help students reach their full potential.”

Guzmán helped to found Northwest Ohio’s College Access Program – Think College Now, which has since merged with the non-profit Partners In Education (PIE), for which he remains an active board member. Over the years, he has provided financial aid seminars to many Toledo area high schools, including Latino-focused aid seminars for the Toledo Public School System. His awards include the prestigious James White Industry Commitment Award from the Ohio Association of School Financial Aid Administrators, the Central Cities Ministries of Toledo Urban All-American Award, and the Toledo Business Journal’s “20 Under 40” Leadership Award. He has twice been a Diamante Nominee and a one-time Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Nominee for service to the area’s Latino community.

Guzmán earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration from Bowling Green State University and he is currently a doctoral student in higher education at the University of Toledo.

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