Trine University has promoted Gretchen M. Miller to the new position of vice president
for administration/chief of staff.
Miller, who has been with the university since 2011, most recently served as assistant
to the president and chief of staff.
“Over the last eight years here at Trine, Gretchen has provided outstanding service,
commitment and leadership in multiple roles with increasing responsibilities,” said
Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., Trine University president. “I’m excited for this expansion
to her duties, proud of her, and know she will continue to excel and represent the
university well in this new position. Her dedication to this university and the students
we serve is unparalleled.”
In addition to providing leadership and coordination for the activities of the Office
of the President and serving as a member of the president’s administration team, Miller
will represent Brooks in administrative matters as delegated, including overall management
of the President’s Office, food service, the university golf course, bookstore, Trine
innovation 1, Career Services and event services.
She also will have oversight of personnel and efforts related to special events, camps
and conferences on campus, assist the president in oversight of the Human Resources
Department, and participate in strategic planning, and continue to serve as a liaison
among the president, Board of Trustees, Cabinet, academic units and other similar
groups, and assist in strategy of corporation and foundation funding.
“I am honored and blessed to be a part of such an outstanding team at Trine University,
guided by the visionary leadership of President Brooks and a supportive Board of Trustees,”
Miller said. “I will do everything I can to work in this expanded position to help
ensure our students receive the very best Trine experience and education, and ensure
that we continue to help improve the quality of place and life for our community and
A Lansing, Michigan, native, Miller joined Trine as director of alumni relations and
events before becoming chief of staff and assistant to the president in 2012. Prior
to coming to Trine, she served in admissions, student activities, development and
project management roles for South Plains College in Levelland, Texas; the Lubbock
Economic Development Alliance in Lubbock, Texas; Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan;
and Junior Achievement of Northwestern Ohio, Inc.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in marketing and business management from Hillsdale College
and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from Walden
She serves as a board member for the Community Humane Shelter of Steuben County and
the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation, and was a founding board member
of the Young Professionals of Steuben County. She also serves on the board of Education
One, Trine University’s charter school authorizer.
She and her husband, Brooks Miller, who serves as head men’s basketball coach at Trine,
live in Angola with their two children.