BEGINS TIMMERMANS ERA
When Dr. Steven Timmermans
began his first week as president of Trinity Christian College, he found
his surroundings to be welcoming and familiar.
Timmermans, Trinity's seventh
president, spent most of his time in discussions with his assistant, Kim
Parejko, preparing for meetings and this weekend's Blueprints, the College's
annual reception of new students and guests. At the end of the day, he
did not feel like a newcomer.
"I talked to Kim, and she
said the day went as though I have always been here, and I felt the same
way," he said. "There were no surprises, and I was at ease with the agenda
of what I need to do here."
Timmermans attributed much
of his smooth transition to Dr. Tony Diekema, who completed a one-year
term as Trinity's interim president July 1.
"Tony suggested that I come
to campus a few times before beginning my official duties to familiarize
myself with the people here so I could hit the ground running when I started,"
he said. "That certainly has been a big advantage for me, and I expect
it will continue to be beneficial over time."
Trinity will host the inauguration
ceremony for Dr. Timmermans on Saturday, Oct. 4.
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