James F. Dicke Board Room honors Trustee’s Service and Support


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Feb. 26, 2013

James F. Dicke Board Room honors Trustee’s Service and Support



James F. Dicke Board Room honors Trustee’s Service and Support

During the February 22, 2013 meeting of the Trinity University Trustees, President Dennis A. Ahlburg unveiled a portrait of Trustee Jim Dicke II. The portrait hangs in the newly designated James F. Dicke Board Room, named in honor of Dicke and his family, whose philanthropic history with Trinity spans three generations.

Dicke, a member of the class of 1968, a Trinity Trustee since 1979, and chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1997-2002, was recognized for his long service, wise counsel, and exceptional support of Trinity University.  In announcing the honor, President Ahlburg lauded Dicke's contributions ranging from the art that graces Northrup Hall, the impressive sculpture that dominates the west entrance of Laurie Auditorium, his support of scholarships, and his contributions to every renovation or expansion project in Trinity's recent history.  The Dicke Art Building in the Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center, completed in 2006, is also named in honor of Dicke and his wife, Janet, who share a passion for art.

A resident of New Bremen, Ohio, Dicke is chairman and CEO of Ohio-based Crown Equipment Company, the largest manufacturer of forklift trucks in the United States. The Trinity Alumni Association honored Dicke with the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991, and the University honored him with the Distinguished Service Award in 2006.

-- Mary Denny