News Release

A former Trinity employee returned to the College in a new position to lead the advancement team. Larryl Humme, who worked under past presidents Gerard Van Groningen and Ken Bootsma, is the College's new executive director of development.

For the past 11 years, Humme has been involved with fundraising activities for the Reformed Church of America, the last four as director of the RCA Foundation. He steps into a similar role at Trinity during a time of momentous growth.

"I feel like I'm at home," he said. "My new colleagues have embraced me, and it is my privilege to join their efforts of providing an excellent Christian higher education. Trinity has accomplished some exciting things and has positioned itself to reach even greater heights in the near future."

The College has matched its enrollment growth with the construction of several new facilities since 2000, including the Heritage Science Center, Ozinga Chapel, and Alumni Hall. Trinity plans to add the Art and Communication Center as well as athletics fields on a stretch of land northeast of campus along Route 83.

Humme's development and fundraising expertise will be instrumental in the forthcoming capital campaign. He will manage the five-person development team and oversee the development office. 

"Larryl is a tremendous addition to our team," said Pete Hamstra, vice president for advancement and admissions. "He brings a wealth of experience to Trinity along with a personal commitment to the Reformed tradition. Heading into the next phases of our capital campaign, I believe his presence and contributions will help us strengthen ties with our current network of friends and donors while forging new relationships as well."

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