Board of Trustees

Paving the Way Through Experience

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

rick james

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


jerry allen

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

michael axel

Michael D. Axel
AMI Investment Management Inc.
Kendallville, Ind. 
Elected 2020

lynn brooks

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

keith busse

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

john cerasani

John Cerasani
Glencrest Global
Chicago, Ill. 
Elected 2021

william dubois

William D. Dubois*
Founder and President (ret.)
Patriot Engineering and Environmental
Indianapolis, Indiana
Elected 2018 

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

david findaly

David M. Findlay
President and CEO, Lake City Bank & Lakeland Financial Corp.
Elected 2021

lawrence franks

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

tomas furth

Tomas Furth*
Sudamtex Holding
Caracas, Venezuela
Elected 1997

william gettig

William A. Gettig*
Chair Emeritus
President and CEO (ret.)
Gettig Technologies, Inc.
Angola, Indiana
Elected 1984 

timothy haffner

Timothy J. Haffner
The Law Firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2016 

rick henvey

Rick Henvey
 Chief Executive Officer
Parkview Health
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2017 

joe jordan

Joe Jordan
President & CEO
Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Elected 2021 

mark music

Mark Music
President and CEO
Ruoff Mortgage
Fort Wayne, IN
Elected 2022

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 (ret)

Tulsa, Oklahoma
Elected 2017 

larry reiners

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

elizabeth rooney

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

jason stechschute

Jason A. Stechschulte*
Business Development Manager
Marathon Petroleum Corp.
Findlay, Ohio
Elected 2019

jeff turner

Jeffrey L. Turner
Attorney at Law
Sr. VP and Corp. Sect. (ret.)
Metal Technologies, Inc.
Auburn, Indiana
Elected 2019 

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


Trustees Emeriti
Dates denote years of Trustee service.

James D. Bock* (2003 - 2021)
Elkhart, Indiana

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

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

Dennis Kruse (2010-2022)
Auburn, Indiana

Stephen R. LaHood* (2004-2010; 2014-2020)
Sarasota, Fla. 

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

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

Clifford D. Ryan* (2009-2018)
Naples, Fla.

Jack A. Shaw (2010-2022)
Reunion, Fla.

Ralph D. Trine* (1990-2019)
Angola, Ind.

Sheri G. Trine (2007-2019)
Angola, Ind.