Rick Trietley Named Vice President for Student Affairs at Viterbo University

May 31, 2017

Contact Anthony Slaby at 608-796-3042 or aaslaby@viterbo.edu


LA CROSSE, Wis. – Rick Trietley has been named Vice President for Student Affairs at Viterbo University. He will begin at Viterbo July 10.

Trietley, a retired U.S. Army Officer and current Vice President for Student Affairs at St. Bonaventure University in New York, was selected for this post at Viterbo following a national search. He will succeed Diane Brimmer, who will retire from Viterbo June 30.

As Vice President for Student Affairs, Trietley will lead many departments and areas at Viterbo University: athletics, behavioral intervention team, campus activities, campus safety, counseling services, dining services, emergency response committee, health services, recreational sports, residence life, and student conduct.

“Throughout his professional life, Rick has demonstrated excellent leadership skills, a desire to help young adults and others, and a strong commitment to Franciscan and Catholic education,” said Viterbo University President Glena Temple. “He will make a fine addition to the Viterbo community.”

Trietley served as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1986 until his retirement with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 2008. He has been the vice president for student affairs at St. Bonaventure University in New York since 2009. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in teaching from Webster University in St. Louis. He has a long history of providing community service.

“I was attracted to Viterbo University because of its stellar academic reputation and its Catholic and Franciscan identity,” Trietley said. “Secondly, having spent so much of my life in the military, being closer to a community like Fort McCoy was very appealing for my wife Michele and I.”

Temple extended her thanks to Andrea Warren Hamos and Andrea Cowsert from Academic Search for their assistance in the search process.