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. Four vice presidents oversee faculty and student affairs; information resources, communications and marketing; finance and administration; and alumni relations and development.
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.
As Vice President for Faculty and Student Affairs, a position he assumed on July 1, 2000, Dr. Michael Fischer directs the University’s Academic Programs as well as oversees Athletics, International Programs, Trinity University Press, Office of the Registrar, and Student Affairs.
Prior to joining the University’s administration, Dr. Fischer was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of New Mexico (UNM). As a UNM faculty member in the department of English since 1975, Dr. Fischer served as director of graduate studies in English, chair of the department, and interim dean before his appointment as dean in 1977. As dean, he focused on strengthening ties between the college and the community; improving undergraduate education; and reinforcing the college’s contributions to K-12 education and teacher preparation. Additionally, he developed the College’s first Arts and Sciences Dean’s Council, utilized private funding to the College to establish its first teaching awards, and made new funds available for staff professional development, undergraduate research, and course reform. He was also active on numerous committees, which addressed issues such as student recruitment, admissions, retention, financial aid, legislative priorities, tuition and fees, faculty and staff compensation, and resource allocations.
Dr. Fischer is the recipient of numerous grants and honors and served as a co-principal investigator on a five-year $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation that supported a statewide collaboration for excellence in teaching preparation in New Mexico.
Dr. Fischer graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in English from Princeton University. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from Northwestern University before embarking on his academic career at UNM. An authority on Modern literary criticism and critical theory, he has published five books, 20 articles, 15 book chapters, and 39 reviews. He taught at every level of the curriculum at UNM and directed numerous Ph.D. and undergraduate honor students. He continues to teach at least one course a year at Trinity.
Dr. Charles White 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.
Dr. 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.
Mr. Gary Logan is a financial management leader with 27 years of experience 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.
Ms. Linda Campbell was most recently the senior director for Major and Planned Gifts. She arrived at Trinity in 2006 as assistant director of University Advancement to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts for the University from alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, and friends across the country. Prior to assuming her post at Trinity, she was vice president for Development at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center in San Antonio, where she provided leadership for all the center's philanthropic initiatives.
Ms. Campbell previously has held advancement positions at Washington University in St. Louis and Rice University in Houston and worked in the field of academic medicine at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her experience also includes work in alumni relations and publications.
Mr. Douglas D. Hawthorne '69, '72
Mr. Michael F. Neidorff '65
Honorary Vice Chair
Ms. Sharon J. Bell
Mr. John R. (J. R.) Hurd
Dr. Katherine Wood Klinger '72
Mr. Gary Logan
Ms. Claire Smith
Mr. Ted W. Beneski
Mr. Walter F. Brown Jr.
Mr. Miles C. Cortez '64
Gen. James T. Hill '68
Mr. George C. Hixon '64
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
Mr. Paul H. Smith
Mr. L. Herbert Stumberg Jr. '81
Ms. Lissa Walls Vahldiek '80
Erin Baker '99
Rev. Dr. Dan Saperstein