The Board of Visitors (BOV) is composed of alumni and friends of the University. All are leaders in their profession or their chosen community service bringing with them an array of backgrounds and career experience.
Serve as a sounding board to the University President, offering strategic advice
Select projects that support the University and share expertise, advice and funding
Promote career assistance for students and graduates
Be ambassadors for Trinity University
The Board annually selects projects of merit, including pilot initiatives, that assist students, members of Trinity's campus family and University programs. Eager to share their insights and expertise, the Board enjoys engaging more deeply with the students, faculty and staff in the process. Frequently the professional connections and friendships made during these projects extend the project itself.
Example Sponsored Projects
150th Anniversary Breakfast
A breakfast of appreciation for Trinity’s classified staff celebrated all that these individuals do each and every day to make campus life so enjoyable for students, faculty and staff.
Heart of Trinity Students Service Awards
In collaboration with the Trinity University Alumni Association Board, yearly contributions support the Heart of Trinity Student Service Awards. These awards are given to students who set an example of leadership, both at Trinity and in the broader community.
Mock Trial Club
The Board of Visitors supported the creation of a Mock Trial Club at Trinity by advising on a case for support and a sustainability plan.
In collaboration with Student Government, the Board of Visitors helped to develop a pilot plan to broaden the number of faculty and students accessing online textbooks in lieu of students having to purchase textbooks each semester
Arts, Letters, and Enterprise
The Arts, Letters, and Enterprise (ALE) program is Trinity’s unique connection between the liberal arts classroom and the professional world. Board of Visitors members have contributed funding toward ALE Internships helping to place Tigers in highly competitive, paid internships in nonprofits across San Antonio and other U.S. cities.
Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success
Board members identified potential companies and helped make the appropriate introductions for Trinity’s faculty for The Center for Experiential Learning and Career Success in partnership with Business Analytics and Technology faculty.
Partnering with students to honor dedicated Trinity staff by supporting a special exhibit and an all-campus reception. Students highlighted ten of Trinity's classified campus workers including those affiliated with landscape and gardening; facilities and custodial services; and Aramark’s food service.
Board Structure and Function
The composition of the Board is held to at least 75% alumni, strategically chosen to represent various class years and majors, as well as a diversity of geographic and demographic backgrounds. Non-alumni members are Trinity supporters as well as business and civic leaders.
If you are interested in serving on the Board of Visitors, please contact Mike Bacon ‘89, Vice President of Alumni Relations & Development.