Owens, Goodwin assume Advancement roles
Trine University’s Office of University Advancement has welcomed two Trine staff members to new roles that will serve alumni and parents as well as corporations and foundations.
O’Shea Owens BSCJ 2017 is now director of alumni and parent relations. Owens, who was very active during his time as a Trine student, has worked in different roles at the university since graduating, serving as director of student activities and later as assistant athletic director of game operations and fan experience.
In his new role, Owens will develop and implement programs and platforms to engage Trine alumni and families of Trine students, including social media and events such as golf outings, regional events and Homecoming and Family Weekend.
“As a proud alumnus of Trine University, I’m excited to have the opportunity to connect with my fellow alumni and work together with the Alumni Board to plan events and initiatives that will both celebrate the memories and friendships we made at Trine and draw us together to support the university,” he said.
Julie Goodwin was recently named executive director of corporate and foundation relations. She previously served the university as director of corporate partnerships.
In addition to identifying and developing corporate partnerships to support the strategic enrollment growth of the university, Goodwin’s new role will include maximizing philanthropic support from corporations, government sources and foundations through grants and contracts to support the university’s academic priorities.
“It’s been exciting and gratifying to develop and strengthen many relationships with area businesses, and I plan to build on these relationships as well as develop new opportunities that will support the university as well as serve local industry,” said Goodwin.
“Julie and O’Shea have both done outstanding work in their previous positions at Trine,” said David J. Fraboni II, vice president for university advancement. “We are excited to welcome them to the Office of University Advancement and look forward to seeing them excel in their new roles.”