Packnett to Receive Honorary Degree from Trine
By: James Tew - Thursday, May 6, 2021

ANGOLA, IN - Trine University will present an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Mike Packnett, chief executive officer of Parkview Health, during its Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8th

Packnett oversees the not-for-profit healthcare system, which, with more than 12,000 employees, is the largest employer in northeast Indiana.

Prior to joining Parkview Health in June 2006, Packnett served eight years as president and CEO at Mercy Health System in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He had been with the parent organization, Sisters of Mercy Health of St. Louis, Missouri, since 1993. From 1995-1999, Packnett served as president and CEO of their health system in northwest Arkansas.

Recognizing graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021, Trine University's Commencement begins at 10 a.m. In-person attendance is limited to ticketed guests; a live stream of the ceremony will be available at trine.edu/classof2021.


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