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  • Allan O. Kownslar

    August 06, 2020

    Former history professor Allan O. Kownslar ’57, M’59, died on June 24 at the age of 84. He retired from Trinity in 2015 at the age of 79 after teaching at the University for 45 years.

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  • President Emeritus Ronald K. Calgaard

    April 10, 2020

    Ron Calgaard, president emeritus of Trinity University, died April 10, 2020, following a brief illness. He was 82 years old. Calgaard served at Trinity’s helm from 1979 to 1999 and was the longest serving president in the University’s history....Read more

  • John David Brantley M'54

    January 16, 2020

    John David Brantley M’54 died on Dec. 29, 2019, just days shy of his 91st birthday. Brantley joined the Trinity English Department in 1965 and served as chair nearly until his retirement in 1992. 

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  • Emilio Nicolas Sr.

    January 06, 2020

    Emilio Nicolas Sr., longtime member of the Trinity Board of Trustees and Trustee Emeritus, died October 12, 2019. He was 88.

    A native of Mexico, Nicolas pioneered Spanish-language television in the United States and was involved in...Read more

  • Efrain Gonzalez

    January 06, 2020

    Trinity University Police Department (TUPD) officer Efrain Abundio Gonzalez Jr. passed away on Nov. 23. He was 65. He retired from Trinity in October after 19 years of dedicated service, rising through the ranks from patrolperson to security...Read more

  • Cary William "Bill" Spinks

    June 27, 2019

    Cary William “Bill” Spinks, faculty emeritus in the department of English, died June 22, 2019. He was 76. 

    Spinks, a leading semiotician, whose career included years of scholarship and research in the study of signs and symbols embedded in...Read more

  • Mary Lopez

    June 13, 2019

    Longtime Trinity staffer Mary Lopez passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on May 22, 2019, after a yearlong struggle with health issues. She was 77.  

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  • Rosendo Torres

    May 21, 2019

    Having served Trinity for 19 years, Rosendo Salazar Torres III died on May 14, 2019, at the age of 57. He started at Trinity as a groundskeeper in April 2001 and was quickly promoted that same year to maintenance assistant.

    Jim Baker,...Read more

  • Edward "Chip" Boland

    May 06, 2019

    It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of our colleague Edward "Chip" Boland, husband of Diane Smith (Department of Geosciences) and visiting faculty member in both the Departments of Biology and Computer Science, first teaching...Read more

  • Debra Lynn Kimbell

    April 17, 2019

    Longtime Trinity staff member Debra Lynn Kimbell died on April 9, 2019 at the age of 69. Kimbell joined the Trinity University staff in 1977 and served as building supervisor for the Coates Student (then-University) Center until she retired in...Read more