Lara Trocchio

Lara Trocchio

Senior Director, Business Affairs

5050 Anthony Wayne Drive
Room Dean's Office

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Lara Trocchio


As senior director of business affairs for the College of Engineering, Trocchio oversees the operational and administrative activities for the college. Specifically, she plans all unit budgets, prepares projections, assures compliance with university policies and procedures, manages and assists with the financial and budgetary aspects of the grant award functions, assists in the preparation of grant proposals and much more.

Trocchio came to Wayne State with a wealth of experience leading financial, human resource, student services, and administrative functions within higher education. Most recently, she was the director of budget and administration with the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), where she led the school's business operations, research administration, academic and non-academic human resource services, information technology, and facilities, including supervision of senior managers.

Prior to SNRE, Trocchio served in financial, human resources and business roles in various University of Michigan units, including the Medical School and the School of Business Administration.

She earned a M.B.A. from Michigan State University and a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan.

150 years in the heart of Detroit