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Parent Council

Become an ambassador to other parents and families. As a member of Trinity's Parent Council (PC), you join fellow parents to actively create a community among Trinity families. You will help make available the current and continued innovation in all pursuits at Trinity that prepare our students to lead lives of meaning and purpose.

Through this partnership with the University, our members create a sense of community among Trinity families past, present, and future and strengthen the University through providing valuable insight from a parent perspective, helping to promote professional networking and internships for students and graduates, and support through annual gifts. 

Share your talents and passion by joining one or more of our committees

The Trinity University Parents Council is comprised of current and past parents who make a commitment to serve a two year renewable term, meet twice annually, and make an annual leadership gift (amount is at the parent’s discretion) to our Parents Fund or a Trinity fund of their choice. 

PC members are invited to insiders conversations to learn about the objectives of the university. Members of our council assist with specific tasks and goals designed to have the maximum impact for the University and their student’s education. Other benefits include a Cocktail Reception at the home of Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development, Michael Bacon, during Fall Family Weekend, presentations from Trinity administrators, and networking with other parents.

Help us get to know you! 

Join our Parent Council, and we'll be in touch! For more information, please contact Aliza Holzman-Cantu, Director of Parent Giving Programs, at 210-999-7410 or aholzman [at] trinity.edu


Committees and Chairs

Parent Council Chair

Kay Hazelwood ‘82 P’10 P’12 P’15

Work with Director of Parent Giving and Engagement to facilitate community building between the PC board and the Council. Encourage active involvement of the current board in committee work and philanthropy. Attend (in person or by phone) PC meetings and recruitment and outreach events.

Outreach and Welcome Committee

Chairs: Aric and Elizabeth Garza P’17

Engage with other Trinity parents by assisting with, or hosting, events for new and current families in their home, and supporting on-campus events during new student orientation and family weekends.

Admissions Recruitment Committee

Chairs: Roger and Jules Runacres P’18

Support the efforts of the admissions office by reaching out to parents of prospective students. Opportunities include: letter writing or calling campaigns to parents of admitted students and greeting and mingling with families at recruitment events.

Career Services Committee

Chairs: Chris Kennedy '91 P'17 '19 and Lisa Jones Kennedy '90 '91 P'17 P'19

Support the efforts of the career services office to empower Trinity students with resources and connections as they prepare to launch into a career path. Members assist in offering career advice, critiquing résumés related to their industry, conducting mock interviews, and sharing employment, internship, and job shadowing opportunities.

Philanthropy and Giving Committee

Chair: Dr. Amy Mulholland P’17

Help solicit annual gifts from current parents and provide leadership to peer volunteers. The committee works closely with the director of parent giving programs in support of the solicitation of parents, and assists in recruiting a group of parent volunteers to promote parent giving.

Athletics Committee

Chair: Jonathan Foster '69 P'19

Engage Trinity parents in support of athletics, welcome new parents of Trinity student-athletes, host and attend University events, advocate for parent philanthropy, and promote the overall success of Trinity student-athletes. #TigerPride

Secretary and Nominations

Chair: Kate Park ‘91 P'19

Works with Director of Parent Giving and Engagement to keep accurate records of meeting and PC events and helps to recruit new Council members.