Trinity Names Wightkin Chair of Business Department

Aug 09, 2017

PALOS HEIGHTS, ILL.–Trinity Christian College is pleased to announce that John Wightkin, CFA, has been named chair of the Business Department. Wightkin has previously served at Trinity as a mentor and advisor, and has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Franklin University. His extensive industry experience includes working as a managing director at Trade Informatics in New York, as director of applications research for Charles Schwab’s equity research department, and as founder of successful investment-consulting firm Quantitative Services Group.

“John comes to Trinity with a significant background in financial services, a heart for entrepreneurship, a passion for networking and collaboration, and a strong record of teaching,” said Provost Aaron Kuecker, Ph.D. “We are excited to welcome him to the Trinity community.”

A tireless entrepreneur and mentor, Wightkin recently began a successful non-profit organization called Samaritan Network that helps people over their speed bumps in life. Most recently, he launched his entrepreneur-coaching firm, Taking Flyt, which transforms and strengthens individuals, businesses, and communities through entrepreneurship.

“I hope to use these blessings and passions to lead Trinity’s Business Department to even greater success in the years to come,” said Wightkin.

Wightkin, a certified financial analyst, earned an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame

About Trinity Christian College’s Business Department

Trinity’s business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and offers a bachelor of arts degree in business and bachelor of science degrees in accountancy, entrepreneurial management, human resource management, finance, and marketing. The College also offers a B.S. in business management as part of its Accelerated Adult Programs, as well as a degree in business education.

About Trinity Christian College

Trinity Christian College, located in Palos Heights, Ill., is an accredited liberal arts college offering more than 70 programs of study, master’s degree programs in counseling psychology and special education, and an Adult Studies accelerated program. Founded in 1959, the college is a community of Christian scholarship committed to shaping lives and transforming culture and is continually ranked in the top tier among Regional Colleges—Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, visit