The Trinity University Alumni Association Board is composed of 36 elected alumni members, including four officers and four committee chairs. Board members collaborate with the University throughout the year by bringing forward the voice of Trinity’s alumni and assisting with program development, communication, and in volunteer service at events such as Alumni Weekend and Commencement.


All Officers of the Association are elected by the Board for one, two-year term of office. The President of the Alumni Association serves as Chair of the Alumni Association Board, as well as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees of Trinity University. The Vice President of the Association also serves as President-elect of the Association and Vice Chair of the Alumni Association Board. The Senior Director for Alumni Relations (staff) is recognized as the Executive Director of the Association and serves in perpetuity as a non-voting, ex-officio member.


The Board meets three times a year in San Antonio, and committees also conduct work between meetings as needed.


New members are elected each fall with their service time beginning in the spring. To nominate yourself or someone from the community, please complete the Alumni Association Board nomination form.



Board Leadership

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Michelle Lippman Collette '06

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: The LiveKindly Collective

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Nadia Islam '12

Vice President/President-Elect
Chair, Alumni to University Committee

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: San Antonio Housing Authority

Jill Garrison Grace '85

Lubbock, Texas
Employer: DIRECTV

James Sanders '98

Immediate Past President
San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Morgan Stanley

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Meggan Partain '97, M'98

Chair, Alumni to Students Committee
San Antonio, Texas
Employer: North East ISD

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Matthew Pepping '05

Chair, Alumni to University Committee
San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Chasnoff | Stribling

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Michael Barrett '00

Chair, Alumni to Alumni Committee
San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Ernst & Young LLP

Board Directors

Doug Black '94

Washington, DC
Employer: Consilium

Amy Carrier '97, Ph.D.

Framingham, MA 
Employer: Boston College

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Sarah Causer '11

Houston, Texas
Employer: Institute of International Education

Ellen Riojas Clark '74, Ph.D.

San Antonio, TX
Employer: UTSA

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Brin Cole '13, M'16

Austin, Texas
Employer: St. David's Medical Center

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Robert G. Devlin Jr. '90

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: St. George Episcopal School

Luciano Garza '86

Weslaco, TX

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David Girault '91

McAllen, Texas
Employer: ActionCOACH - Rio Grande Valley

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Manny Gonzalez '07, Ph.D.

Austin, Texas
Employer: Western Governors University

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Allison Hawk '88, P'19

St. Louis, Missouri
Employer: AHC Consulting LLC Strategic Communications

Paul Hensley '87

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: HOLT Cat

Alissa Howard '09

San Antonio, TX
Employer: Whataburger

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Charles Houston '09

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Broadway Bank

Sana James '16

Salt Lake City, Utah
Employer: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Faisal Khan '98

San Antonio, TX
Employer: Southwestern Money Management

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Brad Little '93

Houston, Texas
Employer: Google Cloud

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Troy McKinnon '10

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: EControls

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Trey Moeller '93

Houston, Texas
Employer: Enbridge

Ben Newhouse '99, Ph.D.

Grinnell, Iowa
Employer: Grinnell College

Steve Muller '89

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: S2K Ventures

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William Paulus '14

San Antonio Texas
Employer: STEP Investment Partners

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Karla Hagen Phillips '92

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Trinity University

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Barbara Poenisch '08

Austin, Texas
Employer: PWC

Rob Robinson '92

Employer: State of Texas

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Derick Rodgers '92

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, Inc.

Tahlar Rowe '18

Houston, TX
Employer: H-E-B

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Martín Schwed '12

Houston, Texas
Employer: Chevron


Purushottam Shah '12
Scott Webster '85, P'23, P'26

Albuquerque, NM
Employer: PNM Resources

Scott Williams '89

Charlottesville, Virginia 
Employer: Panorama Consulting

Past TUAAB Presidents

2019-2020 Douglas Conyers
2017-2019 James Sanders
2005-2008 Carol Mansen
2003-2005 Michael Bacon
2001-2003 Steve Mach
1999-2001 Lowell Keig
1997-1999 Janet Jones
1996-1997 James Ray
1995-1996 Barbara Pierce
1993-1995 Donald Philbin
1991-1993 Bonnie Gittinger
1989-1991 Robert Shaw
1987-1989 Paul Rush
1986-1987 Barbara Anne Stephens
1982-1986 Monte Tomerlin
1977-1979 Richard Porter
1973-1977 John Moore
1961-1963 Clarkie Harrison