Leadership change at Trine University
Trine University has named John Shannon president of the Angola-based institution, succeeding Earl Brooks, who is retiring from the post this spring. The university says while Brooks is retiring the presidency, he will start serving in the newly-created role of university chancellor.
Shannon, who currently serves as Trine provost and senior vice president, will be Trine’s 17th president.
“I am thrilled and honored to be named president of this great university,” said Shannon. “Following the tremendous success of Dr. Brooks is certainly a challenge, but I assume this role knowing this university has never been stronger, both academically and financially.”
In his new role as chancellor, Brooks will serve the university in a variety of ways, including fundraising, providing oversight of the development of Trine Fort Wayne, and providing additional support and counsel to the Trine board and incoming President Shannon.
“I am very excited about being able to contribute to the university, even in retirement,” said Brooks. “Collectively, we have accomplished so much over the past two decades, and I am honored to continue to be part of this tremendous institution.”
The transition is effect June 1.