The Trefnys

The Trefny Innovative Instruction (I²) Center was named in honor of Dr. John and Mrs. Sharon Trefny for their many contributions to Mines.

Dr. Trefny served as Mines’ 15th President, as well as Vice President for Academic Affairs, Department Head of the Physics Department, and a Professor of Physics.  Mrs. Trefny is a retired systems engineer, and served as the First Lady of Mines during Dr. Trefny’s presidency. The Trefnys remain active members of the local education community and are valued ambassadors for the institution.