Meet the Admissions Team

We are excited that you are interested in learning more about Trinity University and life in San Antonio, Texas. The Office of Admissions is staffed by a team of admissions officers dedicated to helping you navigate the college search and discover for yourself what makes Trinity such a special place.

Below is the list of admissions counselors and the territories each serves. We are here to help you plan your visit campus, answer questions about the application process, and connect you to the wonderful faculty, staff, and students who call Trinity University home.

Justin Doty

Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Texas (Dallas), Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Aspen S. Gonzalez '96

Nevada

Eric Maloof

Colorado, Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Central America

Gail Roberson

Greater Houston Area

Keith Stanford

California

Kindel Hollis '07

Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Wisconsin, West Virginia, Asia, India, and Oceania

Andres Arredondo

Louisiana and Texas (Corpus Christi, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio)

Lauren Ghishan '06

Georgia, Northeastern United States, Tennessee, Texas (Austin), Europe, and the Middle East

Brad Durchslag '99

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas (Fort Worth)

Morgan Jackson '13

Missouri and Texas (Greater Austin Area, Panhandle, West Texas)

Catherine J. Lepie '13

Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas (Dallas and East Texas)

Juan Perez '11

Florida, Texas (San Antonio), Mexico, South America

Jeremy Boyce '03

Coordinator for Athletic Recruitment and Success

Kealey Malott '11

Coordinator for Alumni & Parent Recruitment

Meet your counselor

Justin Doty

Justin Doty

Director of Domestic Recruitment
justin [dot] doty [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Southwestern University
  • Year I Joined Trinity Admissions: 2000
  • Favorite Class in College: Abnormal Psychology
  • Students I Work With: Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Oregon, Texas (Dallas), and Washington
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: Watching the Trinity football team beat St. John's in the NCAA semi-finals (home game) to play for the national championship!
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: It's a big city with a small town feel.  The pace is more relaxed and the people are friendly.
  • Advice for your College Search: Do not allow the college search process to overwhelm or stress you. Take time to enjoy the pursuit of a place that will be your home for the next four years.  You only get to experience this process once, so you might as well make the most of it! 

Aspen S. Gonzalez '96

Director of Admissions Operations
aspen [dot] gonzalez [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Boerne, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 1996
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 1997
  • Students I Work With: Nevada
  • Favorite Class in College: International Marketing
  • Favorite Trinity Experience:
  • Academic - Working on a group project for my Introduction to Public Relations class. We had so much fun coming up with ideas and developing a strategy and then converting that to a comprehensive public relations campaign. It was very helpful when I did my internship at a local public relations firm.
  • Student Life - I still get together on girl's weekends to Florida or family trips to New Mexico with my roommates from Trinity. We have a connection that could only come from experiences of living, learning, and growing together in a small community... like family.
  • Thing I Love About San Antonio: San Antonio is a large city with many of the great amenities you would come to expect, yet it has maintained a laid back atmosphere and community focus.
  • Advice for your College Application: Don't join clubs or do things for the sole purpose of putting it on your college application! Instead, pursue your passions, challenge yourself and work hard in those areas you love. Always try something new, even if "everyone else isn't."

Eric Maloof

Director of International Admissions
eric [dot] maloof [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Plymouth, New Hampshire
  • Alma Mater:  University of Vermont and Harvard University
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2003
  • Favorite College Course: Canadian Poetry
  • Students I Work With: Colorado, Africa, Canada, Caribbean, and Central America
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: International Student Banquet - An evening where the Trinity community has the opportunity to showcase its cultures, languages, foods and talents.
  • One Thing I Love about San Antonio: Its people.  Food is a close second, though.
  • Best College Search Advice: The college search can be a great exercise in self-discovery.  When crafting your college list, focus on what's personally important rather than impressive.  Research as much as possible as doing so will minimize the risk of a bad fit.

Gail Roberson

Director of Houston Recruitment
gail [dot] roberson [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Southwestern University
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2013
  • Students I work with: Greater Houston Area
  • What was your favorite college course?  I loved the diversity of my coursework in college, but one course that really challenged me to "think outside the box" was a Raku class that I took one summer.  I was truly a terrible potter, but loved the tactile learning, cultural appreciation and the patience of my instructor.  What a treat to take courses outside of your field of study!
  • What is one thing that you love about San Antonio?  I love that San Antonio has the opportunities of a large city, but the accessibility of a small town.  Not only can you get around easily, but people want to connect with you and find commonalities.
  • What is your best college search advice in three sentences or less?
    1. Be true to yourself and what you need. 
    2. Take all advice with a grain of salt. 
    3. Go with your gut. It will usually serve you well!

Keith Stanford

Director of California Recruitment
keith [dot] stanford [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
  • Alma Mater: DePauw University
  • Year I joined the Trinity Office of Admissions:  2012
  • What was your favorite college course and why?  A Leadership course with DePauw University President, Dr. Robert Bottoms. It was a great way to bookend my experience at DePauw as I began my career a mentee of Dr. Bottoms. It was wonderful to learn about the challenges leaders face daily, while also identifying the leader within ourselves.  
  • What is your favorite Trinity experience?  Move in day! Seeing all of the students excited to arrive, while the President of the university and other administrative members along with faculty and staff and current students make their move a seamless experience. It was quite possibly the smoothest move-in at a college I have ever observed (and participated!). This was a great view to the true community at Trinity.
  • What is one thing that you love about San Antonio?  Small feel of a large city.
  • What is your best college search advice in three sentences or less?  It should be a fun process that allows you to think about yourself, unapologetically. Keep a journal of your visits and record the sights, sounds and emotions of the community as it will prove helpful once you decide on the best fit for you!

Kindel Hollis ‘07

Associate Director of Admissions
kindel [dot] hollis [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Carrollton, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 2007
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2007
  • Favorite College Course: How to pick one? Sentimentalism - We studied predominantly female authors of 19th Century American Literature.  Great books, one of my favorite professors, and a small group of outspoken students.
  • Students I Work With: Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Asia, India, and Oceania
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: The Tower Climb - both times around.  At Trinity, students climb the tower as part of New Student Orientation and then once again during Senior Disorientation.  As a first-year, it was a fun experience with new friends, a great view, and I met people from all over the world on the spiral staircase.  As a senior, I had the chance to sign a brick, chat with old friends, and see the amazing view one more time!
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: The food! I love discovering new restaurants and exploring different areas of the city. There is always a new "hole-in-the-wall" to uncover or intriguing cuisine to try.
  • Best College Application Advice: Make sure your essay is something you really care about. You only have one essay to write, so make sure it is about you and tells me something no one else but you could share. And a little spell check never hurts either...

Andres Arredondo

Assistant Director of Admissions
andres [dot] arredondo [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
  • Alma Mater: University of Notre Dame
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2010
  • Favorite College Course: Christian Ethics
  • Students I Work With: Louisiana and Texas (Corpus Christi - Coastal Bend, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio)
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: The close-knit working relationships within all levels of the University.  Dr. Dennis Ahlburg, our president, has open office hours for anyone in our ever growing community!
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: We have a distinct local culture that adds zest to our on-campus community for students, staff, and faculty alike!
  • College Search Advice: Do not be intimidated by any college or university.  Universities have teams of dedicated staff and faculty that will guide you through the college search and application process.  At Trinity, we feel it is important to spend time finding the perfect college fit and less time navigating your way through the complexities of this process.  Never be afraid to ask questions!

Lauren Ghishan '06

Assistant Director of Admissions
lauren [dot] ghishan [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University and Vanderbilt University
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2011
  • Favorite College Course: Tie between Persuasion and Individual in World Politics
  • Students I Work With: Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas (Austin), Vermont, Europe, and the Middle East
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: One of my favorite Trinity traditions is Senior Week, which is a week-long celebration leading up to graduation.  There are fun activities the whole week, like the Casino Party, Senior Tower Climb (when seniors get to sign a brick on the inside of the tower) and the Last Great Reception with champagne toasts.  It is a wonderful way to wrap up your time as a Trinity student and celebrate with friends, faculty and staff.
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: I love driving a bit north of the city into the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
  • Best College Search Advice: Visit as many schools as you can and try to sit in on classes. Seeing the type of students in the classrooms, as well as the student and faculty interaction was the most insightful part of my campus visits.

Brad Durchslag '99

Admissions Counselor
bradford [dot] durchslag [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 1999
  • Year I Joined Trinity Admissions: 2012
  • Students I Work With: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas (Austin, Houston, Killeen, and Waco)
  • Favorite Class in College: Classical Mythology
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: Meeting new people during New Student Orientation who would later become some of my best friends.  And, of course, being a part of the 2003 Women's Basketball National Championship coaching staff.
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: I love the weather.  You don't have to shovel sunshine.
  • Advice for your College Search: See as many campuses as possible.  There is not substitute for walking on the campus, seeing the classrooms and getting a feel for the campus life.  It was either my second or third step on Trinity's campus before I knew it was the place for me!

Morgan Jackson '13

Admissions Counselor
morgan [dot] jackson [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 2013
  • Year I joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2013
  • Students I Work With: Missouri and Texas (Greater Austin Area, Panhandle, West Texas)
  • What was your favorite college course and why?  I really enjoyed my German Cinema course. I took French all throughout high school and so other than a few things I picked up listening to my grandma, I didn't know any German! However, I took the course even though I majored in Biology and minored in Sociology just out of pure curiosity and ended up loving learning about German culture and comparing their film culture with that of the United Stated. I also enjoyed the discussions that this course produced.
  • What is your favorite Trinity experience?  My favorite Trinity experience was Christmas on Oakmont. I love that they line the street with luminarias and then have something on display in each of the houses (my favorite was the year there were gingerbread houses!), and of course the holiday food is always delicious!
  • What is one thing that you love about San Antonio?  I love that there is always something going on. Some of my favorites are Fiesta, First Friday, and Siclovia. Its fun to be walking around the city and find new events going on
  • What is your best college search advice in three sentences or less?  Get on campus and talk to as many students and professors as you can. Pictures of campus are great but being on campus and interacting with people helps you find where you fit!

Catherine J. Lepie '13

Admissions Counselor
catherine [dot] lepie [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Tucson, Arizona
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 2013
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2013
  • Students I Work With: Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas (Dallas and East Texas)
  • What was your favorite college course and why?  My favorite college course would have to be Medieval Art and Architecture with Dr. Douglas Brine. I really enjoyed learning about the history during the time period and how it influenced the art created at that time. The technique and intricate methods used to create some of the pieces was incredible. After graduation I was able to travel to France and Italy and see some of the works we discussed in class. It was amazing to apply and recall what I learned in class when viewing the pieces in person. 
  • What is your favorite Trinity experience?  It's hard to choose one favorite experience out of all of my extraordinary experiences at Trinity, but since I have to choose just one, I would have to say First Year Move In Day because it solidified the main reason (the close-knit community) why I chose to go to Trinity. When I pulled up to campus on Move In Day, my car was immediately swarmed by a group of eager and jubilant current students and staff. They carried ALL of my stuff all the way to my dorm room and happily answered the long list of questions I had. I instantly felt a part of the Trinity community upon my first step onto campus as a first year. 
  • What is one thing that you love about San Antonio?  The one thing that I love about San Antonio is that there is always something to do! Throughout the entire city and surrounding area there are endless adventures to be had. Whether it's walking and eating dinner on the Riverwalk, shopping and listening to live music at the Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, taking a quick trip to the area recreational parks, or exploring the streets of Southtown - you are sure to have a good time! 
  • What is your best college search advice in three sentences or less?  I would advise students to visit the institutions that they are applying to. By visiting the schools you can get a better sense of the feel of the campus and interact with current students and staff. Sometimes, it's just a feeling that you get when stepping onto campus. 

Juan Perez '11

Admissions Counselor
juan [dot] perez [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 2011
  • Year I Joined Trinity Admissions:  2011 
  • Students I Work With: Florida, Texas (San Antonio), Mexico, South America
  • Favorite College Course: Financial Management & Policy with Dr. Cooley
  • Favorite Trinity Experience:  I've had countless amazing experiences at Trinity, but here are a few for you to consider:
  • The Chocolate Festival - an event where student organizations prepare different chocolate themed recipes and share them for the Trinity community
  • Christmas on Oakmont - an event where the President and vice presidents of the University open up their homes to members of the Trinity community after our candlelight Christmas Vespers service each December
  • Bid Day - a day of celebration in which current members of Trinity's fraternities and sororities welcome their new members
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: Floating the Guadalupe River and camping in the Hill Country - both of which are just a short drive away!
  • College Search Advice:  Choose, visit, and apply to colleges based on your own personal preferences.  At the end of the day, you will be spending the next four years of your life there, make them count.

Jeremy Boyce '03

Coordinator for Athletic Recruitment & Success
jeremy [dot] boyce [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: Dallas, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 2003
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2003 and then again in 2013
  • What was your favorite college course and why?  Situational Comedy with Dr. Hynes. Let's just say one of the text books for the class was the first season of Seinfeld. It was an awesome course teaching the basics of writing for sitcoms and allowing plenty of creativity and collaboration among the students.
  • What is your favorite Trinity experience?  My all around Trinity experience. From campus life, to playing football on top 5 ranked team, supporting the other amazing sports on campus, to the Greek life on campus, I was able to participate in such a variety of opportunities while a student at Trinity. All of these opportunities helped me to be a well rounded student.
  • What is one thing that you love about San Antonio?  I enjoy the culture and uniqueness of the city. It has a character all its own that can be seen in everything from the food, to sports, to the arts. The city loves it's culture and invites anyone from anywhere to come enjoy and celebrate it.
  • What is your best college search advice in three sentences or less?  Visit multiple campuses. It's important to find a place where you feel comfortable and fits your requirements for your education. In order to find that right fit, you need to see what options are out there and how they work for you personally. 

Kealey Malott '11

Coordinator for Alumni & Parent Recruitment
kealey [dot] malott [at] trinity [dot] edu

  • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
  • Alma Mater: Trinity University - Class of 2011
  • Year I Joined the Trinity Office of Admissions: 2011
  • Favorite College Course: Contemporary Literature with Dr. Coleen Grissom
  • Favorite Trinity Experience: Trinity's Vesper Service and Christmas on Oakmont.  Members of the Trinity community have the opportunity to share in holiday cheer with the President, his family as well as with our Vice Presidents and their families in their homes on Oakmont.
  • One Thing I Love About San Antonio: The San Antonio Rodeo is two weeks of non-stop fun!  You can go to concerts, experience new rides at the carnival, do lots of shopping and try new foods!  Plus, you will have access to some really cool rodeo events!
  • Best College Search Advice: Visit campus! No matter what college or university you are interested in, make an effort to visit campus.  These visits let you get a feel for campus and help you gather the information you need to make an informed college choice!