Welcome Message

Welcome and thank you for visiting the President’s home page at Trent University.

As Trent University’s seventh president, I have been moved by the sense of pride and the inspiring degree of ownership expressed by those who work here; those who study here and have graduated from Trent; our community members; and even individuals who, long ago, contributed to the very beginnings of this institution.

The fact that Trent was founded on the basis of a grassroots campaign tells us that the people of Peterborough and the surrounding region profoundly grasped the possibilities inherent in higher education and that we all share in the responsibility for the life of our university. Engagement is high – and this continues to provide the ideal environment for Trent to thrive and achieve great things.

The University community has embarked on an ambitious collaborative enterprise to renew Trent’s vision and planning processes, overall strategic directions, and academic structure to build on the traditions of Trent and the outstanding legacy others have left us to nurture. Trent University has never looked more promising.

I look forward to listening, learning with you, understanding the needs of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, and planning our strategic directions together as we approach our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2014.

Dr. Steven E. Franklin

President & Vice-Chancellor