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Growth, priorities, quality,
and commitment were four themes that President Steven Timmermans and other
members of Trinity's administrative council highlighted to the faculty
and staff during the State of the College presentation Tuesday, September
At the onset of classes in
August, Trinity welcomed 352 new students, 255 of whom are freshmen. A
total of 1263 students-including traditional, adult studies, and Semester
in Spain-are enrolled in classes for the fall, an 11 percent increase over
last year's enrollment. Campus housing is home to 649 residents this year
compared to 573 last year.
Tom Vloedman, vice president
for business affairs, outlined some preliminary ideas about the proposed
communication/theater arts building and more information about Trinity's
plans to purchase the Dunlap's property. The College is addressing needs
that stem from its increasing student enrollment, and the president stressed
the importance of carefully grounded planning that stays aligned with the
"Our most important goal
is to remain a community of Christian scholarship committed to shaping
lives and transforming culture," Timmermans said. "We need to be strategic
in identifying our priorities in regard to programming and facilities.
That will help us keep our mission clear and our agenda focused."
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