Trinity has announced the appointment of alumnus James Belstra ’91 to the position of vice president for business and finance.
Belstra, a certified public accountant with nearly 20 years of experience in the finance industry, will serve as the chief financial officer of the College. As a member of the president’s administrative council, he represents the division of the College which includes financial and business operations, human resources, and auxiliary operations.
When Belstra was a Trinity student, the College was breaking ground on the library where his office is now located. He majored in accounting and served as treasurer for the Student Association. Since his graduation, Belstra, who grew up in DeMotte, Indiana, has lived and worked in the area and kept close ties with his alma mater.
“It is nice to be back ‘home,’” said Belstra of his official return to campus. “‘Home is just a lot bigger now.”
He also said he is looking forward to working with colleagues with whom he has some long-standing professional relationships and building on what has been established in the financial operations division of the College.
Belstra resides in Tinley Park, Illinois, with his wife Renee and their three children Melanie, Katelyn, and Matthew, all of whom attend Southwest Chicago Christian School.