- School of Public Health Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award (2013)
Trevor Garrett's career began with a Diploma of Physical Education from the University of Otago in New Zealand. After working as a physical education teacher and school housemaster, he earned his Master of Science in recreation from IU in 1976. Upon returning to his home country, he began a prestigious government career, working for the New Zealand government's Department of Internal Affairs, serving as the advisory officer in recreation planning and maintaining the post of senior administration officer in the Royal Visit Office.
In 1981, he became the executive officer for recreation and sport, which involved management of Ministry of Recreation and Sport funding schemes and ministry advisory services. His other appointments included CEO for recreation and community development, director of lottery services, director of gaming, racing and censorship, and group manager for regulatory and lottery services. He currently serves as a member of a United Nations Counter-Terrorism expert working group, which convenes country meetings in different world regions to examine methods for preventing the financing of terrorism.