VU Board welcomes new members

A photo of Millie Marshall and Emma Marsh

December 08, 2017

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Board of Trustees welcomed two new members during its Dec. 6 meeting at Updike Hall. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced the appointments on Oct. 23.

The new members include Millie Marshall, Evansville, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Inc., and Emma J. Marsh, Bruceville, a second-year VU student who will serve through Sept. 30, 2018. Marshall’s term expires Oct. 4, 2020. Marshall replaces the late C. James McCormick and Marsh replaces Drew Brown.

“I am very honored to be part of this team,” Marshall said. “We have a fabulous AMT [Advanced Manufacturing Technician] program that Vincennes University completes for us. The graduates have been outstanding.”

Citing her academic and work background, the new student trustee says she believes she is prepared for her service on the Board. “I look forward to making an impact at VU right away,” Marsh said.

In addition to welcoming new Board members, the Board also elected new officers. Michael Sievers, Vincennes, will serve as first vice chair; Reginald Henderson, Carmel, will serve as second vice chair; and John R. Gaylor, Indianapolis, will serve as secretary. John Stachura, Vincennes, chairs the Board.


As president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. (TMMI) in Princeton, Marshall is responsible for all production and administrative functions at the manufacturing facility that produces the Toyota Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna, and Sequoia. She was previously president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia Inc. (TMMWV) located in Buffalo, West Virginia. TMMWV produces 4-cylinder and V6 engines as well as 6-speed transmissions.

Marshall has also served as senior vice president of manufacturing at TMMWV and vice president of human resources at Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America (TEMA) located in Erlanger, Ky. TEMA supports Toyota's engineering and manufacturing operations in North America.

Marshall joined Toyota in 1991 at the company’s vehicle and engine assembly plant in Georgetown, Ky., as a specialist in the information systems division. She held positions of increasing responsibility in that division until her promotion in 2003 to general manager of administration at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Alabama Inc. (TMMAL) in Huntsville, Al. There she oversaw human resources, corporate affairs and accounting, and finance.

Marshall also served as vice president of TEMA’s information systems division leading the organization’s technology development and strategic planning for its manufacturing and design operations.

In 2015 Marshall was named as one of Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry at ceremonies in Detroit. The honorees were also featured in a special section of the magazine in November 2015. During her tenure at West Virginia, she served on the State Chamber of Commerce and held board memberships with several STEM education and workforce development groups. She intends to continue that work in Indiana.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Midway College in Midway, Ky., and an associate degree in applied science from Lexington Community College. Marshall has also earned a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification.


VU sophomore Emma Jane Marsh, Bruceville, will serve as the student trustee for a one-year term. Marsh is majoring in Social Work. She will graduate in May with an associate degree and has plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work at the University of Southern Indiana.

Marsh was born in Vincennes, moved away for a short time, and returned during her junior year in high school. She was active at South Knox Middle-High School in Kiwanis Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Business Professionals of America, Teen Court, choir, Yearbook Club, and was the captain of the soccer team her senior year.

Marsh has continued to be active while at VU, where she is currently a part of the National Society of Leadership and Success and is the treasurer for the Social Work Club. She currently works at a daycare in the Vincennes area and in her free time enjoys coaching a youth soccer team and volunteering at CASA.


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