"Without a collective effort we would not be where we are today. I am just the one who is in the fortunate position of serving as president of Trine University. I am thankful, honored and humbled every day for that opportunity and for the passion that so many people bestow on this great institution."

Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.,  President

Welcome! President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.

Welcome to Trine University, a school with a rich heritage of academic excellence and tradition.

When you are accepted as a student at Trine, you will become part of a community – or better yet, a family – that has been active for generations and will be here for years to come. We welcome you to Be a Part of Something Greater.  

Trine has taken many forms over its 129-year history, starting first as a teacher’s college and then evolving to meet the needs of a world moving into the 20th century. In 1902, the university opened the doors of its engineering school, which many would argue is at the core of our being.  Over the years, we’ve added acclaimed business, humanities and science programs that continue to meet with success to this day.

Our campus has grown considerably in the past decade. Many alumni tell me that it’s not the campus they remember, but it’s the campus they want to support. In the last decade, we have added over $75 million worth of campus enhancements and facilities, including resort-quality villas and apartments, laboratories, a university center that houses a library, theatre, bookstore, dining area and more. We have so many more plans for the future, and you can be a part of it.

As we’ve grown, some things haven’t changed. We still are deeply committed to our students. Our student population has increased by over 70 percent in just five years, and we still make sure we meet the needs of all our students, in the classroom, on the field, in your dorm room or apartment and between classes. Students nearly always say they value the faculty's dedication to them.

We believe in Learning without Limits and remain a remarkably creative and innovative campus. It’s no surprise that many of our alumni left this university with an entrepreneurial spirit that led them to start flourishing companies that became the vital parts of many communities. More than a handful of alumni have even earned patents, too. Next time you see a golf ball, just remember that one of our graduates is responsible. Today, many of our students collaborate with companies, organizations and schools around the globe to solve complex problems and real-world issues.

When it comes to our commitment to excellence and the Trine way, there’s no question…It’s a Trine Thing.

I encourage you to schedule a time to visit and see the campus for yourself. While you're here be sure to meet with professors and students and ask all the questions you want.

Please stop by my office in the C.W. Sponsel Administration Center when you are on campus. My door is open and you are always welcome.

Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.