Paving the Way Through Experience

As the governing board for the not-for-profit university, the Trine University Board of Trustees currently has 30 members who serve without compensation.

Board Chair,
Rick L. James
Rick L. James, Board Chair
Chairman/CEO
 Metal Technologies Inc.
 Auburn, Indiana
 Elected 2010
 
 Board Secretary,
Lynn A. Brooks
Lynn Brooks 
President and CEO 
 Rieke Packaging Systems
 Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2007
 
James D. Bock
James A. Bock
 President/Owner
Bock Engineering Co.
Elkhart, Indiana
Elected 2003
 
              Mike Eikenberry                  
Mike Eikenberry
   Regional President (ret.)
PNC Bank
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2014

Lawrence A. Franks,
Chair Emeritus
Lawrence A. Franks
Secretary/Treasurer
Burr Oak Tool, Inc.
Sturgis, Michigan 
1984-2002; Reelected 2004 

William A. Gettig,
Chair Emeritus
William A. Gettig
President and CEO
Gettig Technologies, Inc.
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
Elected 1984

Louis L. Holtz
Louis L. Holtz
ESPN Analyst
Orlando, Florida
Elected 2011

Stephen R. LaHood
Stephen R. LaHood
President/Owner (ret.)
SVP Operations PartyLite
Sarasota, Florida
2004-2010; Reelected 2014

Alan W. McGee, M.D. 
Alan W. McGee
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Ortho NorthEast
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2014
 
   John A. Pittman,
Chair Emeritus
John A. Pittman
President (ret.)
The Fieldbus Foundation
Austin, Texas
Elected 1997
 
 Mitchel E. Rhoads
Mitchel E. Rhoads
Chairman of Rhoads Holdings Ltd. Inc.
and LePeep Restaurant
Colorado
Elected 2006
 
Elizabeth F. Rooney
Elizabeth F. Rooney
Product Marketing Manager
 Google, Inc.
Mountain View, California
Elected 2014

Wayne M. Shive
Wayne M. Shive
President
Best Boy & Company
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2008
 
Sheri G. Trine
Sheri G. Trine
Director of Human Relations and AccountingVestil Manufacturing Company
Angola, Indiana
Elected 2007
 
Theresa E. Wagler
Theresa E. Wagler
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2011
 
Board Vice Chair,
          Jack A. Shaw           
Jack A. Shaw
   President/CEO (ret.)  
Hughes Electronics Corporation
Coldwater, Michigan
Elected 2010
 
Jerry L. Allen,
Chair Emeritus
 Jerry L. Allen
President
Conduit Space Recovery Systems LLC
Sarasota, Florida
Elected 1995
 
Keith E. Busse
Keith E. Busse
President and CEO (ret.)
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2003
 
             James P. Fabiani               
James P. Fabiani
Chairman and CEO
Fabiani & Company, LLC
McLean, Virginia
Elected 2001 

Tomas Furth

Tomas Furth

President
Sudamtex Holdging
Caracas, Venezuela
Elected 1997

John N. Hester, Ph.D.

John N. Hester, Ph.D.
 Associate Dean Emeritus
   College of Engineering
California State University
California
Elected 2000
                                                    
 Dennis Kruse
Dennis Kruse
Indiana State Senator
Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2010
 
 Larry H. Lee
 Larry Lee
President/Owner
Leepoxy Plastics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2011
 
 Richard L. Oeder
Richard L. Oeder
Area Manager (ret.)
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Morrow, Ohio
Elected 1995

Larry E. Reiners
Larry E. Reiners
Manager
Makoi Group, L.L.C.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elected 2009
 
Ian M. Rolland
Ian M. Rolland
Chairman (ret.)
Lincoln National Corp.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2010
 
Clifford D. Ryan
Clifford D. Ryan
Owner/CEO (ret.)
United Waste Water Services, Inc.
Naples, Florida
Elected 2009
 
Ralph D. Trine
Ralph D. Trine
Chairman and CEO
Vestil Manufacturing Company
Angola, Indiana
Elected 1990
 
     Keith Turner
      Keith Turner
 Co-founder
Metal Technologies, Inc.
           Auburn, Indiana  
          Elected 2014  
 
R. Wyatt Weaver Jr., M.D.
R. Wyatt Weaver Jr., M.D.
Parkview Physician's Group
Angola, Indiana
Elected 2004