Mirza Tihic is an academic and an entrepreneur. Currently, Tihic is the entrepreneurship research fellow at Syracuse University and instructor of Entrepreneurship. Between 2015 and 2019, Tihic was the Assistant Director for the Office of Vice Chancellor for Veteran and Military Affairs. He oversaw efforts and initiatives supporting veterans, military members, and members of military families on campus at Syracuse University. Between 2011 and 2015, Tihic had served in a variety of administrative roles at Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Here he supported programs and initiatives directed at education and entrepreneurship for veterans, and managed program support services.
Tihic is involved with several start-ups. He is co-founder of Syracuse’s North Side Learning Center, a family literacy center that helps immigrants and destitute individuals in the community. He also is part of his family’s real estate business.
Originally from Bosnia, Tihic holds a bachelor in mathematics, masters in neuroscience, MBA, and a PhD from Syracuse University.