Trinity is led by Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D., the University's 20th President. The President works with an executive leadership team that makes up the President's Cabinet. The University is governed by a diverse Board of Trustees, which establishes policies for the governance of the University.
Vanessa B. Beasley
Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D. began her tenure in July 2022 as Trinity University’s 20th president in the school’s 153-year history. Guided by the University’s student-centered mission and vision, Beasley stands ready to lead one of the nation’s top liberal arts universities.
Beasley, Trinity’s first female president, previously served as vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty, and an associate professor of communication studies at Vanderbilt University. Beasley’s areas of academic expertise include the rhetoric of American presidents, political rhetoric on immigration, and media and politics. She attended Vanderbilt as an undergraduate and earned a bachelor of arts in speech communication and theatre arts. She also holds a Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Texas at Austin.
President Beasley is married to Trey Beasley and they have two adult sons. She enjoys traveling, listening to live music, and lifting weights in her free time.
Letter from the President
Trinity’s mission is to foster student success through enduring excellence, intentional inclusion, and perpetual discovery. We offer a unique and personalized educational experience that blends the humanities, STEM, and pre-professional programs in an urban residential setting. We are committed to interdisciplinary experiential learning and undergraduate research, using abundant resources to support and enhance the student experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and continuing our journey together.
Vanessa B. Beasley, Ph.D.
President, Trinity University
Executive Leadership Team
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Megan Mustain, Ph.D., oversees all academic programs as well as the academic budget and contributes significantly to Trinity University's vision and strategic goals. She develops and mentors faculty and professional staff in Academic Affairs, including Coates Library, TU Press, Athletics, and the Registrar.
Michael Bacon '89
Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development
Michael Bacon, CFRE, has more than 25 years of experience as a senior-level development and external relations executive, where he specialized in the creation and implementation of strategic fundraising programs. At Trinity, Bacon provides leadership and strategic vision to University fundraising and alumni engagement.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Eric Maloof serves as Trinity's chief enrollment officer and is responsible for strategic planning, overall management, and daily administration of the Office of Admissions, Student Financial Services, and Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation. He is dedicated to the mission of promoting Trinity's reputation as a top national liberal arts and sciences institution and to maintain an enrollment of talented, diverse and innovative students.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Gary Logan is a financial management leader with expertise in financial forecasting, modeling, and business operations management. He is a CPA and serves as Trinity’s chief financial officer, providing leadership in the areas of budgeting, endowment management, purchasing, facilities services, human resources, student financial services, conferences, and campus police.
Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing
Frank Guerra combines his expertise in corporate marketing, political-style marketing and human-centered research to develop innovative marketing and strategic communications solutions. Frank recently retired from the advertising, marketing and public relations firm he founded 26 years ago, having worked for clients that included Procter & Gamble, Sprint, Citibank, Whataburger, the Don’t mess with Texas Campaign®, and the Texas Department of Transportation.
Vice President for Student Life
Sheryl Tynes, Ph.D., serves as the chief administrative officer for all areas of student success, including academic support, counseling, health services and disability services, as well as student services, including residential life and student involvement. Tynes is also professor of sociology with expertise in social welfare, social security, and poverty programs.
Erika Robinson, J.D.
As General Counsel, Erika Robinson, J.D., provides important legal oversight and strategic guidance for the University. She is a subject matter expert in Title IX issues and has extensive experience in many other legal matters, including employment, academics, privacy, and risk management. She holds a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies.
Executive Assistant to the President, Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Claire Smith ensures effective execution of priorities on behalf of the President and the Board of Trustees, and oversees the operations of the President's Office.
Board of Trustees
Trinity is governed by its Board of Trustees, responsible for establishing policies for the governance of the University.
Board of Visitors
The Board of Visitors, comprised of alumni and friends of the University, acts as a sounding board to the President, offering strategic advice.
Alumni Association Board
The advisory body for the Trinity University Alumni Association, this board seeks to increase alumni interaction and support.