Trine University has named Jason Watson assistant vice president and dean of enrollment
In this new position, Watson will provide direct oversight of enrollment management
operations for TrineOnline. He will develop recruitment strategies and admission policies
to enroll new students in TrineOnline programs.
“I’m excited to serve Trine University in this new role,” Watson said. “Especially
in these uncertain economic times, TrineOnline is a critical component of the educational
options offered at Trine University, and I’m looking forward to helping more students
take the next step in advancing their education and careers.”
Watson brings nearly two decades of experience in management, human resources and
sales in multiple industries to the role. He has been at Trine since 2016, most recently
serving as a career coach and industry liaison within the university’s Career Center.
Prior to working at Trine, Watson was recruitment advertising supervisor for Fort
Wayne Newspapers. He also has served as director of career services at Brown Mackie
College in Fort Wayne, and held several managerial roles with Spartan Staffing.
“Jason’s extensive experience in helping students launch their careers will serve
TrineOnline well, as he assists TrineOnline students in finding the right degree programs
to meet their career and life goals,” said Kim Bennett, vice president for enrollment
Watson holds a bachelor of science in management from Indiana University in Bloomington
and a Master of Business Administration from Trine University. He also is president-elect
for the Indiana Council for Continuing Education.
The new role is part of restructuring within TrineOnline to better focus on the needs
of Trine University’s online students. In addition, Keirsten Eberts has been named
assistant vice president and dean of academics for TrineOnline, where she will assess
the needs and coordinate the development of all instructional programs and offerings
in that division. She also will supervise all TrineOnline faculty and staff.
“By providing more specialized administrative roles within this division, we hope
to better tailor our academic programs and admissions processes to better meet the
needs of TrineOnline students,” said Bennett.
TrineOnline offers associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in areas including
business administration, criminal justice and psychology, education and general studies,
engineering and technology, healthcare and leadership. Courses are offered completely
online, allowing students to learn at their own pace. For more information, visit
Last Updated: 09/16/2020