Jim Trent is the assistant dean for external relations of the Ira Fulton College of Engineering and Technology.
Previously, Trent has acted as the external relations manager for the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering. His responsibilities at BYU included growing and managing industry and alumni relationships for the department, student placement and Capstone project opportunities for students and faculty. He worked with industry partners to recruit and fund 32 engineering Capstone projects each year.
Prior to joining BYU, Trent co-founded Wolf Electronix Corporation in 1996, an electronics manufacturing services company, and was president through 2008. He grew Wolf Electronix from startup to $20M in revenue. In 2002, his business was awarded the fastest growing company in Utah and was No. 164 in the nation on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies. He sold the company to a larger electronics manufacturer in 2008.
Upon selling Wolf Eletronix, Trent stayed on as vice president and general manager for three years prior to coming to BYU in 2011. He completed a bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from BYU and also has a master of business administration degree.
Bio and picture from Fulton College website.