Hugh Daschbach ’95 chosen as new face of alumni relations
by Carlos Anchondo ’14
Following a national search, Trinity University has selected Hugh Daschbach ’95 as the senior director of Alumni Relations. Daschbach joins the University in late February. He succeeds Carol Mansen ’83, who has served as interim director since October 2016.
As an undergraduate, Daschbach double majored in religion and business administration with concentrations in marketing and management. Since graduating, Daschbach returned to Trinity in a professional capacity on three separate occasions, ultimately leaving the University in 2008 as the assistant director of the Office of Conferences and Special Programs.
Most recently, Daschbach has served as the culinary concierge at Hotel Emma, a boutique luxury hotel located in San Antonio’s Historic Pearl. In this position, Daschbach collaborated with guests to create whatever food experience they desired, whether that meant restaurant referrals, chef-prepared picnics, or cooking meals in the hotel’s demo kitchen. Despite the hotel’s success, Daschbach did not want to pass up the opportunity to serve Trinity as the senior director of Alumni Relations.
“The future is incredibly bright,” says Daschbach. “Finding ways to reconnect with alumni who have drifted away from Trinity will be a fulfilling exercise. I also believe we can focus on sending off our graduates with a clear understanding of how important they remain to us once they leave campus. There's a lifetime of opportunity to live and learn together as a community and that is a compelling reason for all of us to stay engaged.”
As director, Daschbach plans to put his deep “understanding and appreciation of the University” and its “ecosystem” to good use. Previously, Daschbach volunteered as director of the Trinity San Antonio Chapter Board and director of the National Alumni Board.
Daschbach will start his job by actively listening to Trinity alumni, students, parents, staff, and faculty.
“I want to hear what each of these groups thinks we are doing well, and what each group feels like we can do better,” says Daschbach. “If we are equipped with honest, insightful feedback from all levels of our community we can focus on priorities that will get us powerful, meaningful results.”
For more information about Daschbach’s arrival, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni [at] trinity.edu or 210-999-8404.