Alumna and Honorary Alumni of the Year Announced - Tim Timmons
Friday, 27 July 2012
Tim Timmons is director of Trinity’s physical plant and has served the College for 17 years. Before coming to Trinity, Tim worked for 12 years at a steel plant where he was promoted to general foreman. He later returned to school for training in the HVAC program at Moraine Valley Community College and became a tradesman. His first role in maintenance at Trinity focused on HVAC work, but he was soon promoted to assistant director of maintenance. He also served as interim director before accepting the position he has now held for seven years.
With his first job at Texaco at the age of 12, Tim has always possessed a strong work ethic that he said fits in with the hard-working environment on campus. He greatly appreciates a work environment where co-workers share his faith.
“[Trinity] has meant many things to me over the years, both exciting and challenging,” he said. “It’s a place where I continue to learn and grow. It is also great to be surrounded by people who love the Lord and really care about each other.”
Tim has the opportunity to work year around with student workers on the maintenance crew and has come to know many faculty and staff members over the years. Sharing in their lives—witnessing everything from marriages to professions of faith—is one of his favorite things about Trinity.
“I don’t just look at the task but at the whole person,” he said. “We have to help every single person on this campus, whether it’s a student, staff member, or guest, we are involved in everyone’s life here.
I get to serve and help others every day in this job and want to be a trusted sounding board who cares for people.”
Tim and his wife Lisa have been married for 28 years and have been blessed with son Timothy, age 10.