Trinity is led by Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D., the University's 19th 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.
Danny J. Anderson
Danny J. Anderson is president of Trinity University, located in San Antonio, Texas. Anderson’s vision for Trinity includes ensuring that the University is recognized as the model of 21st century liberal arts and sciences education.
Anderson became Trinity’s 19th president in May 2015, after serving as a faculty member, administrator, and dean at the University of Kansas. With a master’s and a doctorate in Spanish from the University of Kansas, Anderson is a specialist in Mexican literature and cultural studies. An award-winning teacher, he received the ING Award for Teaching Excellence; a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence; and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers.
An engaged community leader, Anderson serves on the board of directors of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT), the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the World Affairs Council of San Antonio, the P16-Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, and the United Way of San Antonio, among others.
Letter from the President
Welcome! The Trinity experience is characterized by meaningful and purposeful learning and growth. The University offers all the benefits of a highly personalized, small university experience with large university resources, and our distinguished professors are dedicated to working closely with students in and out of the classroom and tend to become life-long mentors and friends.
We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and continuing our journey together as One Trinity.
Danny J. Anderson
President, Trinity University
Executive Leadership Team
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Deneese Jones, Ph.D., serves as the University’s chief academic officer and oversees all academic programs, the development and mentoring of faculty, and implementation of the University’s strategic plan, Trinity Tomorrow, and the Pathways curriculum. Jones has had an extensive, 25-year career in academia as an administrator and professor.
Michael Bacon ’89, CFRE
Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development
Michael Bacon returns to Trinity after 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 enrollment. He provides leadership for all policies, communication initiatives, data management, and technology infrastructure that attract, recruit, enroll and retain a talented and diverse student body.
Executive Director for Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Kara Larkan-Skinner, Ed.D., serves as the Executive Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness and the accreditation liaison, where she leads institutional research and analysis, planning and assessment, accreditation, and data governance activities. She also serves as an external reviewer for the regional accrediting body the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).
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.
Rachel Rolf joined Trinity University as the inaugural General Counsel in 2018. Rolf has significant experience handling a wide range of legal matters in higher education, delivers training regionally and nationally on topics relating to education law, and has served as an instructor with the National Center for Campus Public Safety for the Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication program.
Tess Coody-Anders '93
Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing
Tess Coody-Anders has more than 20 years of experience developing successful, integrated marketing communications strategies and campaigns. As vice president, she will be responsible for providing leadership for the University's overall communications strategies, research-based messaging, marketing, and branding activity.
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.
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.