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Trinity is led by Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D., the University's 19th President. The President works with an executive leadership team that makes up the President's Cabinet. The University is governed by a diverse Board of Trustees of up to 36 members, which is responsible for establishing policies for the governance of the University.

President

Danny J. Anderson

Danny J. Anderson is president of Trinity University, located in San Antonio, Texas. Trinity's academic and co-curricular environment is consistently ranked among the best colleges in the nation (U.S. News & World Report) and its faculty is recognized for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship (Wall Street Journal). Trinity’s curriculum blends the liberal arts and sciences with business and pre-professional programs, enriching students’ writing, speaking, and problem-solving skills. The University equips its 2,400 students through experiential learning, undergraduate research, and international engagement, arming them to be global stewards for change. Anderson’s vision for Trinity includes ensuring that the University is recognized as the model of 21st century liberal arts and sciences education.

Anderson became Trinity’s 19th president in May 2015, after serving as a faculty member, administrator, and dean at the University of Kansas. 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. An award-winning teacher, he received 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 specialist in Mexican literature and cultural studies, his research examines the history of literary publishing houses and the social history of literary reading in Mexico. He has published two books and more than 20 scholarly articles.

An engaged community and higher education leader, Anderson serves on the board of directors of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, the P16-Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, and the United Way of San Antonio. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Higher Education Working Group, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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


President's Cabinet

Deneese Jones

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Photo of Deneese JonesDeneese 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.


Michael Bacon ’89, CFRE

Vice President for Alumni Relations & Development

Photo of Michael BaconMichael 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.


Eric Maloof

Vice President for Enrollment Management

photo of Eric MaloofEric Maloof serves as Trinity’s chief enrollment officer and is directly responsible for strategic planning, overall management, and daily administration of enrollment. He is also responsible for and provides strategic leadership for all policies, communication initiatives, data management, and technology infrastructure that attract, recruit, enroll and retain a talented and diverse student body that supports the overall mission of the University. As Vice President for Enrollment, Eric oversees the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Accounts. Prior to Trinity, Eric taught, coached and served as an administrator at the Antilles School, an independent day school on St. Thomas in the United States Virgin Islands.

Eric holds a master's degree in higher education administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont. He is a member of college admissions counseling associations and committees in Texas and at the national and international levels and was recently appointed to the College Board's SAT Advisory Board.


Jim Bradley

Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services

Photo of Jim BradleyJim Bradley serves as the Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Services. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1998. Jim holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from the University of St. Thomas in Houston where he was a member of Delta Mu Delta honor society. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in History from the University of Houston. Jim is a 2013 Leading Change Institute Fellow and serves on the board of the University of Houston's Digital Media Program Advisory Board.

Prior to joining Trinity, Jim was the Chief Information Officer at the University of Texas at Arlington, served as a member of the IT leadership team at Tulane University where he was responsible for research and instructional technology, internal and external partnerships and traditional technical support across multiple Tulane campuses. Jim served the Information Technology division at the University of Houston for 24 years before joining Tulane and also served as an adjunct professor teaching technology, database and Web topics. He began working in information technology in higher education in 1983 as a student at the UH Computing Center. He has also worked for HEB and Bechtel in corporate roles.


Kara Larkan-Skinner

Executive Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness

Photo of Kara Larkan-SkinnerKara Larkan-Skinner, Ed.D., serves as the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and the accreditation liaison, where she leads institutional research and analysis, planning and assessment, accreditation, and data governance activities.

Kara previously served as the Assistant Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at Our Lady of the Lake University. She has a wide range of experience from working in leadership roles in a variety of educational systems (Health Sciences Center, comprehensive university, community college) and brings over 15 years of experience in the fields of analytics, research, assessment, and accreditation. Kara serves as an external reviewer for the regional accrediting body the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). She is active in national, state, and regional professional associations, serving recently as a Board Member with the Association for Institutional Research, and President of the Texas Association for Institutional Research. Kara often presents at professional conferences, has been an invited speaker to national and international conferences, and has been an invited keynote speaker internationally. Kara is frequently an adjunct teacher in the field of Psychology and first-year experience courses.

Kara holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University and a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from the University of Louisville.


Gary Logan

Vice President for Finance and Administration

photo of Gary LoganMr. 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.


Rachel Rolf

General Counsel

photo of RachelRachel Rolf joined Trinity University as the inaugural General Counsel in 2018. Prior to joining Trinity, she worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Kansas, where she served as Assistant, Associate, and Interim General Counsel. She has also worked in the private practice of law at McAnany, Van Cleave, Phillips in the Kansas City area. Ms. Rolf has significant experience handling a wide range of legal matters in higher education, delivers training regionally and nationally on topics relating to education law, and has served as an instructor with the National Center for Campus Public Safety for the Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with highest distinction from Creighton University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas, where she also served on the Kansas Law Review. Ms. Rolf is admitted to the bar in Texas, Kansas, and Missouri.


Tess Coody-Anders '93

Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing

photo of Tess CoodyTess Coody-Anders, founder and CEO of Wellvana, serves as the Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing. Coody-Anders has more than 20 years of experience developing successful, integrated marketing communications strategies and campaigns. As vice president, she will be responsible for providing leadership for the University's overall communications strategies, research-based messaging, marketing, and branding activity.

 


Sheryl Tynes

Vice President for Student Life

Photo of Sheryl TynesSheryl 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.


Claire Smith

Executive Assistant to the President, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Photo of ClaireClaire ensures effective execution of priorities on behalf of the President and the Board of Trustees, and oversees the operations of the President's Office.

 

 

 


Board of Trustees

Board Officers

Chairman
Mr. L. Herbert Stumberg Jr.

President
Dr. Danny J. Anderson

Vice Chair and Chair-Elect
Ms. Melody Meyer

Treasurer
Ms. Erin Baker

Secretary
Dr. Katherine Wood Klinger

Assistant Treasurer
Mr. Gary L. Logan

Assistant Secretary
Ms. Claire E. Smith

Board Members

Ms. Ruth K. Agather
Ms. April Ancira '02
Ms. Erin Baker '99
Ms. Annell R. Bay ‘77
Mr. Ted W. Beneski
Ms. Jelynne L. Burley ‘88
Mr. Stephen W. Butt '77
Mr. Miles C. Cortez '64
Ms. Janet St. Clair Dicke '68
Ms. Cydney C. Donnell
Mr. Douglas D. Hawthorne '69, '72
Mr. Marshall A. Hess '88
Gen. James T. Hill '68
Mr. Walter R. Huntley Jr. '71, '73
Mr. E. Carey Joullian IV '82
The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Kannwischer '95
Mr. Christopher M. Kinsey '79
Dr. Katherine Wood Klinger ‘72
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. Michael F. Neidorff ‘65
Mr. Thomas Schluter '85
Mr. Thomas R. Semmes
Mr. L. Herbert Stumberg Jr. ‘81
Ms. Jessica Thorne '91

Alumni Adviser to the Board of Trustees

Mr. Douglas E. Conyers ‘97

Synod of the Sun Representative to the Board

The Rev. Dr. James Freeman '83