Board of Trustees

Paving the Way Through Experience

As the governing board for the not-for-profit university, the Trine University Board of Trustees currently has 28 members who serve without compensation. *Designates Alumnus

Rick L. James, Board Chair
Board Chair,
Rick L. James*
Chairman/CEO
Metal Technologies Inc.
Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2010

Jack Shaw
Board Vice Chair,

Jack A. Shaw
President/CEO (ret.)
Hughes Electronics Corporation
Coldwater, Michigan
Elected 2010


Lynn Brooks
Board Secretary,
Lynn A. Brooks*
President and CEO (ret.)
Rieke Packaging Systems
Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2007

Jerry Allen
Jerry L. Allen*
Chair Emeritus
President
Conduit Space Recovery Systems LLC
Sarasota, Florida
Elected 1995


James Bock
James D. Bock*
President/Owner (ret.)
Bock Engineering Co.
Elkhart, Indiana
Elected 2003

Keith Busse
Keith E. Busse
Chairman, Board of Directors
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2003


Jeanice Croy 
Jeanice Croy
President
Tuthill Corporation
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2017

Michael Eikenberry
Michael J. Eikenberry
Regional President (ret.)
PNC Bank
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2014


James Fabiani
James P. Fabiani
Chairman and CEO
Fabiani & Company, LLC
McLean, Virginia
Elected 2001

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


Tomas Furth
Tomas Furth*
President
Sudamtex Holding
Caracas, Venezuela
Elected 1997

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


Tim Haffner
Timothy J. Haffner
Partner
The Law Firm of Faegre Baker Daniels
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2016

Rick Henvey
Rick Henvey
Chief Operating Officer
Parkview Health
Fort Wayne, Ind.
Elected 2017


John Hester
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


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

Larry Lee
Larry H. Lee
President/Owner
Leepoxy Plastics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2011


Richard Oeder
Richard L. Oeder*
Area Manager (ret.)
Columbia Gas of Ohio
Morrow, Ohio
Elected 1995

Derek Reiners
Derek S. Reiners
Senior Vice President,
CFO & Treasurer
ONEOK, Inc.
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elected 2017


Larry Reiners
Larry E. Reiners*
Manager
ISTI Plant Services
Catoosa, Oklahoma
Elected 2009

Mitchel Rhoads
Mitchel E. Rhoads*
Chairman
Rhoads Holdings Ltd. Inc.
Longboat Key, Fla.
Elected 2006


Elizabeth Rooney
Elizabeth F. Rooney
Product Marketing Manager
Google, Inc.
New York, New York
Elected 2014

Clif Ryan
Clifford D. Ryan*
Owner/CEO (ret.)
R. & R. Real Estate, Ltd.
Naples, Florida
Elected 2009


Ralph Trine
Ralph D. Trine*
Chairman and CEO
Vestil Manufacturing Company
Angola, Indiana
Elected 1990

Sherry Trine
Sheri G. Trine
Director, Human Relations and Accounting
Vestil Manufacturing Company
Angola, Indiana
Elected 2007


Keith Turner
Keith M. Turner*

Co-founder (ret.)
Metal Technologies, Inc.
Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2014

Theresa Wagler
Theresa E. Wagler
EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2011


Wyatt Weaver
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.

Louis  L. Holtz (2011-2017)
Orlando, Fla.

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.