Paving the Way Through Experience

As the governing board for the not-for-profit university, the Trine University Board of Trustees currently has 29 members who serve without compensation. *Designates Alumnus

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 (ret.)
 Rieke Packaging Systems
 Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2007
 
James D. Bock*
James A. Bock
 President/Owner (ret.)
Bock Engineering Co.
Elkhart, Indiana
Elected 2003
 
Michael J. 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
 
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

 Mitchel E. Rhoads*
Mitchel E. Rhoads
Chairman
Rhoads Holdings Ltd. Inc.
Longboat Key, Fla.  
Elected 2006
 
Elizabeth F. Rooney
Elizabeth F. Rooney
Product Marketing Manager
 Google, Inc.
Mountain View, California
Elected 2014

Ralph D. Trine*
Ralph D. Trine
Chairman and CEO
Vestil Manufacturing Company
Angola, Indiana
Elected 1990
 
     Keith M. Turner*
      Keith Turner
      Co-founder (ret.)
      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
 
 

Trustees Emeriti 

Dates denote years of Trustee service.

Jimmie Caldwell* (1976-2009)
Chair Emeritus
Indianapolis, Ind.

Paul R. Kahlenbeck* (1983-1998)
Chair Emeritus
 Columbus, Ind.

John W. Kirsch (1965-1975)
Sturgis, Mich.

John J. McKetta Jr.* (1957-2011)
 Austin, Texas

John A. Pittman* (1997-2015)
Chair Emeritus
 Austin, Texas

Gary L. Ray* (1990-2002)
Chair Emeritus
 Medina, Ohio

Richard A. Rosenthal (1971-1977)
Niles, Mich.

 
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
Chairman, Board of Directors
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 Holding
Caracas, Venezuela
Elected 1997
 
Timothy J. Haffner
Tim Haffner
Partner
The Law Firm of Faegre Baker Daniels
Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Elected 2016

Louis L. Holtz
Louis L. Holtz
Hall of Fame Collegiate Football Coach
ESPN Analyst (ret.)
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
 
Larry E. Reiners*
Larry E. Reiners
Manager
ISTI Plant Services
Catoosa, 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.)
 R. & R. Real Estate, Ltd.
Naples, Florida
Elected 2009
 
 Sheri G. Trine
Sheri G. Trine
Director, Human Relations and Accounting
Vestil 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