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University Leadership

Trinity is led by Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D., the University's 19th president. The University is governed by a diverse, 36-member Board of Trustees, which is responsible for establishing policies for the governance of the University. Five vice presidents oversee faculty and student affairs; information resources, communications and marketing; finance and administration; and alumni relations and development.

University Officers

Danny J. Anderson


Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D., leads Trinity University as its 19th president. Anderson assumed the presidency in May 2015 after serving as a faculty member, administrator, and dean at the University of Kansas. An award-winning teacher, Anderson has first-hand experience integrating experiential learning into his classroom and a deep appreciation for international awareness. He has received a number of awards and fellowships, including the ING Award for Teaching Excellence; a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers.

A native Texan, Anderson began his academic career in 1985 at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a bachelor of arts in Spanish from Austin College (Sherman, Texas), and a master’s and doctorate in Spanish at the University of Kansas. He joined the Kansas faculty in 1988 as an assistant professor in Spanish and was named a full professor in 2003. He also served as chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese, associate dean in the College for Interdisciplinary Programs, vice provost for Academic Affairs, and interim provost and executive vice chancellor.

A specialist in Mexican literature and culture, Anderson's research interests and teaching has taken him to Mexico many times. “Trinity is remarkably well situated in San Antonio to further explore ties to Mexico and Latin America," Anderson says, drawing on a unique background that will help Trinity further engaged the many facets of San Antonio's heritage and increase Trinity's involvement in the San Antonio community.

“It is an exciting opportunity to lead Trinity University during this transformational period,” Anderson says. “I will work to ensure Trinity is recognized as the model of 21st century liberal arts education. Through the discovery that occurs in the Trinity experience, students grow and become the kind of leaders our world needs today.”

Anderson and his wife, Kimberly, a teacher, librarian, and community volunteer, are parents to two adult children and a dachshund named Willy.

Michael Bacon ’89, CFRE

Vice President for Alumni Relations & Development

Michael Bacon returns to Trinity after 25 years of experience as a senior-level development and external relations executive, where he specialized in the creation and implementation of strategic fundraising programs that included capital campaigns, annual giving, and major gifts. At Trinity, Bacon will provide leadership and strategic vision to the University’s fundraising and overall alumni engagement.

Bacon founded the firm Bacon Lee & Associates in 2000 with Marion Lee ’78. As fundraising consultants, the pair offered knowledge in board training, fund development, and long-term planning to nonprofit organizations in San Antonio and the Central Texas area. Bacon began his fund development career as the assistant director of the annual fund at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, after graduating from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. A certified fundraising executive, Bacon has served as director of development for the San Antonio Academy and the first grants manager for the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation.

Deneese Jones

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Deneese Jones, Ph.D., serves as the University’s chief academic officer and oversees all academic programs, the development and mentoring of faculty, and implementation of the University’s strategic plan Trinity Tomorrow and the Pathways curriculum. Previously the provost at Drake University, Jones has had an extensive, 25-year career in academia as an administrator and professor. She has published articles in scholarly journals as well as books related to her research interests in equity pedagogy in literacy instruction, teacher education and multicultural education, and leadership development.

A native Texan, Jones received her bachelor of science from Texas Woman’s University, her master’s and doctorate from Texas A&M University, College Station.

Sheryl Tynes

Vice President for Student Life

Sheryl Tynes, Ph.D., serves as the chief administrative officer for all areas of student success, including academic support, counseling, health services and disability services, as well as student services, including residential life and student involvement. A strong advocate for student success, Tynes is also professor of Sociology with expertise in social welfare, social security, and poverty programs. She regularly teaches a section for the first-year experience and is actively involved in Trinity’s “Allies” program to support first-generation and Pell-eligible students.

Charles B. White

Vice President for Information Resources, Communications and Marketing

Charles White, Ph.D., came to Trinity in 1980 as an associate professor of psychology. He was subsequently granted tenure and following that promoted to professor of psychology. His research interests in his academic career centered about developmental psychology and the aging process. He has received numerous grants for the study of aging and published widely in that area, and was named a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. He has published in various developmental psychology journals as well as gerontology journals on his work in the psychology of moral judgments.

He served as an American Council on Education Fellow in higher education administration in 1987-88. Upon his return from that fellowship he was named the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1988-89. He held that position until he served as the Interim Academic Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1999-2000. Following that he was named to the position of Vice President for Information Resources; now called Information Resources, Marketing and Communications. In that position he has been responsible for overseeing the significant technological resources and the utilization of that technology in running the University as well as the teaching and learning technology at Trinity and now the branding, marketing and general University communications. He is currently responsible for the Coates Library, the AT&T Center for Learning and Technology, Institutional Research, Information Technology Resources, the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, Marketing and University Communications.

White received his A.B. and M.S. degrees from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Georgia.

Gary Logan

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Mr. Gary Logan is a financial management leader since 1986 in private higher education and has shown a proficiency in financial forecasting, modeling, and business operations management. He has served as Vice President for Finance and Administration since July of 2012. He is a certified public accountant and serves as Trinity’s chief financial officer, providing leadership in the areas of budgeting, endowment management, purchasing, facilities services, human resources, student financial services, conferences and special programs, and campus police. He previously served 16 years as the Associate Vice President of Finance for Southwestern University and 10 years as Controller at Trinity University. Mr. Logan is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).

Mr. Logan received his B.B.A. from Texas Tech University in 1984 and has been licensed as a certified public accountant since 1987.

Board of Trustees

Board Officers

Mr. Michael F. Neidorff '65

Vice Chair and Chair-Elect
Mr. L. Herbert Stumberg Jr. '81

Honorary Vice Chair
Ms. Sharon J. Bell

Mr. John R. (J. R.) Hurd

Dr. Katherine Wood Klinger '72

Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Gary Logan

Assistant Secretary
Ms. Claire Smith

Board Members

Ms. Erin Baker '99

Mr. Ted W. Beneski

Mr. Walter F. Brown Jr.

Mr. Clifford M. Buchholz '65

Mr. Miles C. Cortez '64

Ms. Janet St. Clair Dicke '68

Mr. Douglas D. Hawthorne '69, '72

Gen. James T. Hill '68

Mr. Walter R. Huntley Jr. '71, '73

Mr. E. Carey Joullian IV '82

Rev. Richard R. Kannwischer '95

Mr. Richard M. Kleberg III '65

Mr. John C. Korbell

Mr. Oliver T.W. Lee '93

Mr. Steven P. Mach '92

Mr. Robert S. McClane '61

Ms. Melody Boone Meyer '79

Mr. Marshall B. Miller Jr.

Mr. Thomas R. Semmes

Ms. Jessica Thorne '91

Alumni Adviser to the Board of Trustees

Leslie Hollingsworth '88

Synod of the Sun Representative to the Board

Rev. James Freeman '83