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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Nadia Islam '12

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: San Antonio Housing Authority

Paul Hensley '87

Vice President / President-Elect
Chair, Governance Committee

San Antonio, TX
Employer: HOLT Cat

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Michelle Lippman Collette '06

Immediate Past President
San Antonio, Texas
Employer: The LiveKindly Collective

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Barbara Poenisch '08

Austin, TX
Employer: PWC

Amy Carrier '97, Ph.D.

Chair, Alumni to Alumni Committee
Framingham, MA
Employer: Boston College

Sarah Causer '11

Chair, Alumni to University Committee
Houston, TX
Employer: Institute of International Education

Alissa Howard '11

Chair, Alumni to Student Committee
San Antonio, TX
Employer: Whataburger

Board Directors

Doug Black '94

Washington, DC
Employer: Wolf Den Associates

Jon Bryan '96, P'26

Pearland, TX 
Employer: PEMEX Deer Park Refinery

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Brin Cole '13, M'16

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

Aisha Crumbine '99

Houston, TX 
Employer: Crumbine Education Consulting LLC

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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

Rocio Guenther '16

San Antonio, TX 
Employer: Mayor's Office, City of San Antonio

Ingrid Harb '16

Cape Coral, FL 
Employer: NOTA Inclusion

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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

Chuck Japhet '83

San Antonio, TX 
Employer: Law Offices of Charles Japhet PC

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

Marcus Mlcak '04, M'05

San Antonio, TX
Employer: Ernst & Young

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Trey Moeller '93

Houston, Texas
Employer: Enbridge

Steve Muller '89

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: S2K Ventures

Ben Newhouse '99, Ph.D.

Grinnell, Iowa
Employer: Grinnell College

Amy Parodi '97

Tacoma, WA 
Employer: Azusa Pacific University, Parodi Communications

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Meggan Partain '97, M'98

San Antonio, TX
Employer: North East ISD

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Matthew Pepping '05

San Antonio, TX
Employer: Chasnoff | Stribling



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Karla Hagen Phillips '92

San Antonio, Texas
Employer: Trinity University

Ellen Riojas Clark '74, Ph.D.

San Antonio, TX
Employer: UTSA

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


Tappan Shah '03

Charlottesville, Virginia 
Employer: Panorama Consulting

Scott Webster '85, P'23, P'26

Albuquerque, NM
Employer: PNM Resources

Scott Williams '89

Charlottesville, Virginia 
Employer: Panorama Consulting

Past TUAAB Presidents

2020-2022 Michelle Lippman Collette '06 BA
2019-2020 Douglas Conyers '97 BS
2017-2019 James Sanders '98 BS
2015-2017 Leslie Hollingsworth '88 BS
2013-2015 Erin Baker '99 BA
2011-2013 Dave Mansen '76 BS
2009-2011 Dale Shover '97 BS
2007-2009 Marshall Hess '88 BA
2005-2007 Carol Mansen '83 MBA
2003-2005 Michael Bacon '89 BA
2001-2003 Steve Mach '78 BA
1999-2001 Lowell Keig '85 BS 
1997-1999 Janet Jones '70 BA
1996-1997 James Ray '63 BS
1995-1996 Barbara Pierce '78 BA
1993-1995 Donald Philbin '84 BA
1991-1993 Bonnie Gittinger '78 BA
1989-1991 Robert Shaw '69 BS, '72 MS
1987-1989 Paul Rush '82 BA
1986-1987 Barbara Anne Stephens '66 BA
1982-1986 Monte Tomerlin '75 BA