Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 14:30

FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director James Trainor ’87 to Speak at Assumption College About Cyber Threats, Working for the Bureau

WORCESTER, MA (November 12, 2015)— On Friday, November 13, Assumption College will welcome back to campus James Trainor ’87, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) assistant director of its Cyber Division. Trainor will speak to students about the Bureau’s work to protect individuals and the nation from cyber threats and vulnerabilities, as well as share insights into pursuing a career with one of the nation’s top law enforcement agencies. 

The lecture will take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. in in the Testa Science Center Atrium on Assumptions Campus, 500 Salisbury St. in Worcester.

Prior to serving in Washington, D.C., Trainor was assigned to the FBI’s Boston, Chicago, New Haven and New York divisions where he was responsible for criminal investigations, counterintelligence and national security investigation. In August 2015, he was appointed to his current position as assistant director of the Cyber Division at FBI Headquarters.

Trainor graduated from Assumption College in 1987 with a bachelor of arts in political science and earned a master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. According to the FBI, he was a military intelligence officer for the U.S. Army and served in numerous domestic and overseas assignments regarding intelligence matters for the U.S. Army and the FBI.

The lecture is free and open to the public.


Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College offers undergraduate students 42 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs—each through an educational experience that grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students—whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus—become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews