The Trinity continuum of experience begins when a high school student first learns of the University and extends throughout his or her collegiate years and beyond. The Trinity University Alumni Association, and its advisory body the Alumni Association Board, plays an active role in strengthening the bonds within the University community.
As the Trinity University Alumni Association's advisory body, the Alumni Association Board seeks to increase alumni interaction and support to strengthen the relevance and voice of Trinity's alumni as a primary constituency in the University Community.
The Executive Committee
President - Michelle Lippman Collette '06
Vice President/President-Elect - TBD
Secretary - Jill Garrison Grace '85
Immediate Past President - James Sanders '98
Alumni to Alumni Committee -- Martin Schwed '12
Alumni to Students Committee -- Meggan Partain '97
Alumni to University Committee -- Nadia Islam '12
Governance Committee -- Michelle Lippman Collette '06
The Alumni Association Board is comprised of six evenly divided classes of 36 elected members who serve two, three year terms. Elections are held in the fall of each year to re-elect one class of six directors, and elect a new class of six directors. All alumni of Trinity are eligible for service, and may also nominate any other alumnus/ae for consideration for board membership. All nominations are considered by the Membership Committee of the Board, which prepares a slate for the Fall election each year. In addition to the elected members, there are also ex officio members who represent various University constituencies, as well as the Association's local Chapters.
The Board is divided into four Regular Standing Committees: Alumni to Alumni, Alumni to Students, Alumni to University, and Governance. The Board also has several Special Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, including the Nomination of Officers Committee (odd years), the Bylaws Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Membership Committee, the Alumni Awards Committee, the Student Service Awards Committee, and the Alumni Benefits Committee (ad hoc). The Board meets three times a year in San Antonio, and committees also conduct work between meetings as needed.
The President of the Alumni Association serves as Chair of the Alumni Association Board, as well as serving as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity University. The Vice President of the Association also serves as President-elect of the Association, and Vice Chair of the Alumni Association Board. All Officers of the Association are elected by the Board for one, two year term of office.
For more information on nominating candidates for board membership, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at email@example.com.
The business of the Board and the Association is governed by the Bylaws of the Trinity University Alumni Association