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Inauguration of President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

MSMU's 26th President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. The Inauguration of Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. as the 26th President of Mount St. Mary’s University will take place Monday, Oct. 23. The Inauguration Ceremony celebrates not only Trainor’s formal installation as president, but also his leadership and accomplishments since joining the Mount in August 2016.

Prior to the Mount, Retired Brigadier General Trainor served as dean and chief academic officer at the U.S. Military Academy. He retired from the Army in 2016 after a 33-year career. He graduated from West Point in 1983, received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and a doctorate in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University. As an engineer officer in the U.S. Army, Trainor served in operational assignments around the world. He deployed to Basrah, Iraq in 2007 where he worked with the U.K.-led Provincial Reconstruction Team.

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Trainor is a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Management, which named him Engineering Manager of the Year for 2011, and is a past president of Epsilon Mu Eta, the national Engineering Management Honor Society.

He is married to retired Army Colonel Donna Brazil, Ph.D., who led the psychology program at West Point until 2013 and now provides educational services in leadership development. They have three grown children who are currently serving in the military.

Read the Q & A with Dr. Trainor in our most recent edition of Mount Magazine

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