Michael Shields

Senior Director of Financial Aid


M.A., DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
B.S., Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

What drew you to Trinity and what do you love about working here?
Being a Christian college that truly seeks God’s direction and guidance in all it does and stand for. I love working in a Christian environment alongside fellow Christians.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?
As director of financial aid, I work with staff, other departments, students, and families as it relates to managing staff and overseeing awarding of federal, state, institutional and outside scholarships funds.

What did you do before you came to Trinity?
Prior to coming to Trinity, I worked as a senior financial aid consultant for a consulting firm in higher education.

What do you do when you aren’t working?
I am a person that enjoys exercising and going on long walks and bike riding with my wife.