C1: Strengthen the connection between Trinity alumni and the University

Our goal is for all alumni to develop a powerful emotional connection to Trinity—recognizing that this valued relationship will strengthen and change over time. To achieve this, we must take proactive steps to foster mutually beneficial relationships between alumni and the University. We will regularly connect with our alumni, celebrate their accomplishments and milestones, and encourage their continued personal and professional growth after graduation. We will provide opportunities for alumni to participate in Trinity-related activities both on campus and in their own communities. By empowering our alumni to participate, lead, and take ownership of the future direction of the University, we will be assured that Trinity’s fundamental character endures. Our alumni form an influential network that is uniquely and persuasively capable of enhancing the University’s reputation in the marketplace and in the minds of prospective students.

Alumni and Parents gathered in a conference room for the national conference

Tigers at Heart in Houston

Alumni and parents partake in Trinity's inaugural national conference

Hands waved energetically and voices shouted above the clamor as old friends reunited with one another and happened upon their former professors. On Saturday, April 8, 2017, nearly 100 people - spanning seven decades of Trinity alumni - gathered at the Marriott Marquis Houston for the inaugural National Conference for Trinity Alumni and Parents.

Trinity president Danny J. Anderson greeted participants over breakfast with opening remarks. Conference attendees then broke into sessions taught by Trinity faculty and coaches. After an Aramark-sponsored luncheon and keynote, guests visited the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and enjoyed private tours by two professors in Trinity’s Department of Art and Art History. President Anderson then welcomed participants at a President’s Reception featuring the Trinity Chamber Singers. Capping off the full day, attendees then chose to either dine at favorite Houston restaurants or cheer on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Tess Coody-Anders ’93, CEO of Resolute Health in New Braunfels, Texas, says she “left feeling smarter than when I arrived. It was like dusting off the intellectual cobwebs! It was great to sit in the front row again—this time as an adult learner.”

The second annual conference will be held in the spring of 2018 in Washington, D.C.