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Connect and bond with other parents and families. As a member of Trinity's Parent Council (PC), you join fellow parents in actively creating a community of 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.

Make a direct and positive impact on the lives of Trinity students

Trinity University Parent Council serves as an advisory group, helping foster a sense of community among parents of students and alumni while supporting the unique Trinity experience.

Membership

The Council is comprised of parents or guardians of currently enrolled or graduated Trinity students. Members are invited to insider conversations to learn about the objectives of the University, and they will assist with specific tasks and goals designed to have the maximum impact on the University and their students’ education.

Responsibilities of membership:

  • Serve a two year renewable term, meeting twice annually
  • Make an annual gift (the amount is at the parent’s discretion) to our Parents Fund or a Trinity fund of their choice
  • Actively serve on a committee or committees
  • Participate in Parent Council events and special activities
  • Share personal expertise and skills
  • Represent the Council by attending events and connecting with other parents to build a supportive community
  • Attend Parent Council meetings on campus (as able) 

As a member of Trinity's Parent Council, you make a difference in the education your student receives, while building a strong community among Trinity families. Through this partnership with the University, Parent Council members create a sense of community among Trinity families past, present, and future, and strengthen the University by providing valuable insight from a parent perspective, helping promote professional networking and internships for students and graduates and providing support through annual gifts.

Committees and Chairs

Parent Council Chair
Tim Moore P’17, P’20

Share your talents and passion by joining one or more of our committees. Here are some of the engagement opportunities offered through each committee:

Admissions Recruitment Committee

Chairs: Shirley P’20 and John Meredith P’20

  • Create a welcoming environment for all families
  • Host or attend regional events for prospective or admitted families
  • Assist with or host events for current families
  • Attend events on behalf of Parent Council

Athletics Committee

Chair: Stacey Bentley P’20

  • Welcome and engage parents of student-athletes
  • Welcome parents and assist at Family Weekend tailgates
  • Keep Trinity parents aware of sporting events and parent events during parent and alumni weekends through the “TU Parents” Facebook page

Career Services and Experiential Learning Committee

Chair: Paul Kinscherff P’21

  • Identify and share internship, research, and job openings
  • Discuss your employment or graduate school experience with students
  • Assist with, attend, or host parent and student career-related discussions and workshops
  • Take a Tiger to work over winter break

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Madeleine Dias P’20

  • Provide advice on issues related to diversity and campus climate
  • Welcome parents and families from underrepresented populations during orientation and other parent weekends
  • Promote programs and events for parents

Philanthropy & Giving Committee

Chair: Roger Runacres P’17, P’22

  • Provide insight on parent campaigns
  • Send thank-you notes to donors on behalf of the Parent Council
  • Assist with, attend, or host parent donor receptions
  • Be the voice of parent giving campaigns

Help us get to know you! 

Join our Parent Council  

Expand your circle of Trinity connections. For more information, please contact Aliza Holzman-Cantu, director of parent giving and engagement, at 210-999-7410 or aholzman [at] trinity.edu.