Trinity Welcomes Richard A. Grimm
newsroomadminJuly 28, 2014
Trinity International University welcomes Richard Grimm to its staff, filling the role of Senior Vice President for University Services and Strategic Initiatives.
Grimm arrived at Trinity alongside president David Dockery, under whom he held a similar position since 2004 at Union University as Senior Vice President for Enrollment Services, among several other leadership roles. At Union, Grimm’s responsibilities included overseeing the work of undergraduate admissions, student financial planning, and assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of institutional strategic planning.
Grimm’s work at Trinity will be very similar to those accomplished in his position at Union. His primary objective is to oversee enrollment and retention management, which includes supervising graduate and undergraduate records and financial services across the entire network of TIU’s educational system, including the main Deerfield campus, the regional centers in Florida and South Chicago, and Trinity Law School.
Grimm received his bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University and his Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary before taking on post-graduate study in educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University, and Regent University. Following his education and a brief stint as a pastor in Florida, Grimm began his career in higher educational leadership, which included positions at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Criswell College. Following a three-year tenure as the president of Jupiter Christian School in Florida, he joined Dockery’s staff at Union in 2004.
According to Grimm, he is most looking forward to learning the story of Trinity and its programs and eventually sharing Trinity’s story in new and exciting ways. Additionally, he is eagerly anticipating the prospect of preparing Trinity’s students—past, present, and future—for God’s calling in their lives.
“In this position, I have the opportunity to create an environment where students can find God’s calling . . . and to eventually complete that calling,” Grimm said.
Though Grimm notes that he still has much to learn about Trinity, he is excited to share Trinity’s story comprehensively and widely while building on its heritage.