Mount St. Mary’s University names Timothy Trainor as 26th president

The Mount St. Mary’s University Board of Trustees named its interim leader as the Catholic university’s 26th president this weekend.

Timothy Trainor has served as interim president since last June after past president Simon Newman resigned in early 2016 amid controversy. Trainor has since implemented new fundraising efforts and worked to boost enrollment, bringing in an incoming freshman class expected to top 500 students — a 24 percent increase from last year, according to a statement from the university announcing Trainor’s appointment.

“Tim has harnessed the energy of all of those who love the Mount to build remarkable forward momentum for the university. He has helped to improve trust, build community and enhance communication across the campus,” said Mount St. Mary’s Board of Trustees Chair Mary D. Kane in a statement.

Trainor previously served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, retiring as brigadier general, and served six years as dean of the Academic Board at the United States Military Academy. At West Point, he oversaw more than 800 faculty and staff across 13 departments and 23 centers.