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John Neiuber (B.A. 1977) CEO, Trinity Youth Services

John Neiuber (B.A. 1977)
CEO, Trinity Youth Services

John Neiuber“An English major will open doors that you never thought possible,” says John Neiuber, knowingly.  

John is the CEO of Trinity Youth Services, a nonprofit that provides a range of support services for children, adolescents, and their families.  He arrived there by way of a rich professional journey that started with his English degree. 

After graduating from CSUSB with his B.A. in English in 1977, John taught composition and literature at the secondary school level for five years while also earning an M.A. in Educational Administration.  He then worked as an elementary school principal and later as president for Advanced Education Services (AES), a position in which he established fourteen schools across four states.  It was through AES that John connected to its affiliate Trinity Youth Services (TYS), where he became Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and Chief Executive Officer in 2009.

As CEO, John oversees TYS’s entire mission, which includes finding foster and adoptive families for abused and neglected children, and offering residential therapy programs for youth dealing with life challenges.  John also partners with his staff on new programs and advocates for legislation with elected officials.  As John puts it, “I get to deal with a wide variety of people, from employees to government representatives, and from donors to board members.”

John credits his English degree with giving him the communication skills he’s used in all of his professional roles.  In the English major, John says, “I learned to write and write well.”  Analyzing literature also prepared him “to read a wide range of written documents, and to assist colleagues with understanding documents they find challenging.”  

Outside of his work at TYS, John writes a monthly history column for Claremont Courier and is an architectural commissioner for the City of Claremont.  In 2016, he won the Social Entrepreneur Award for the Inland Empire’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards. Although John wasn’t sure what he wanted to do after he graduated from college, he says, “I chose to teach and the teaching led me to more career options and opportunities than I ever thought possible.” 

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