demonstrates that more people are not only hearing about Trinity but also
placing us among their top choices for college," said President Steven
Timmermans. "We are pleased that our enrollment is getting bigger each
year, and that provides the impetus for us to remain committed to offering
the best Christian higher education."
priority for the College is retaining its low student-faculty ratio, and
five faculty positions were added this year to keep the ratio near 13 to
1. Trinity anticipates its student population will exceed 1400 next year,
twice the enrollment of 659 in 1998.
rapid rise in students caused a housing shortage, prompting the administration
to assign three roommates to some rooms of the residence halls and purchase
apartment buildings in Crestwood and Worth. It also has been the thrust
for Alumni Hall, the new residence building that will be home for 180 students
beginning in August 2004.
for space, curriculum, and resources stemming from the growing student
body has led to several campus additions in recent years. The Ozinga Chapel,
which features a 1200-seat auditorium, opened its doors in 2001, and the
38,000-square foot Heritage Science Center was completed in 2002. Trinity
is discussing plans to build a communications/theater arts complex.
want to find more ways to prepare our students as thoroughly as possible
for meaningful careers and service after they graduate," Timmermans said.
"That is Trinity's
and part of fulfilling that mission is providing the appropriate means
and facilities to create an optimal learning environment. We must remain
intentional toward accomplishing that goal."
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