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Parent Council

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.

Picture of a family standing in front of Trinity's Fountain on Graduation Day

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


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 Trinity 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) 

Committees and Chairs

Parent Council Chair
Wendy Dominguez P’22

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

Outreach 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: Carol Gress P’22

  • 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: Rupert Dominguez P’22

  • 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
  • Participate in CELCS opportunities with students

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chair: Aracely Palomares-Neeley P’21

  • 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
  • Serve as a contact for first generation families

Philanthropy & Giving Committee

Co-Chairs: Tricia Jacobs P’20 and Shawn Stephens P’23

  • 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]