Meet Danny Anderson
Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D., joined Trinity in 2015 as the University’s 19th president, with a vision to ensure that Trinity is recognized as the model of 21st century liberal arts and sciences education.
Danny Anderson is an engaged leader in higher education and in the community at large. Prior to joining Trinity University, Anderson was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. An award-winning teacher and scholar of Mexican literature with a reputation as a highly effective leader, Anderson is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including 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.
He began his academic career at the University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor of Spanish. He joined the University of Kansas faculty in 1988 and was named full professor in 2003. He has also served as chair of the department of Spanish and Portuguese, associate dean of the College for Interdisciplinary Programs, vice provost for academic affairs, and interim provost and executive vice chancellor.
A native Texan, Anderson was born in Houston and lived most of his formative years in Rusk, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Austin College, and a master’s and doctorate in Spanish from the University of Kansas.
Anderson and his wife, Kimberly, a teacher, librarian, and community volunteer, are parents to two adult children and a dachshund named Willy.
The President's Corner
Read president's letters and community messages, and watch President Anderson's video blogs.
2020-2021 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
A Year of Resilience
Trinity University's 2020-2021 annual report and State of the University explores key university initiatives, including: student and faculty success; diversity, equity, and inclusion; alumni giving and participation; and community engagement.
The Trinity University strategic plan, Trinity Tomorrow, sharpens the University's institutional identity within the familiar framework of our mission, values, and aspirations.
The President's Office
Past Trinity University Presidents
|2010-2015||Dennis A. Ahlburg, Ph.D.|
|1999-2010||John R. Brazil, Ph.D.|
|1979-1999||Ronald K. Calgaard, Ph.D.|
|1976-1979||Marion Bruce Thomas, Ph.D.*|
|1970-1976||Duncan Wimpress, Ph.D.|
|1951-1970||James Woodin Laurie, M.A., D.D.|
|1950-1951||Marion Bruce Thomas, Ph.D|
|1942-1950||Monroe D. Everett, D.D.|
|1937-1942||Frank L. Wear, D.D.|
|1934-1937||Raymond Hotchkiss Leach, Ph.D.|
|1933-1934||Samuel Lee Hornbeak, Ph.D., L.L.D.**|
|1921-1933||John Harmon Burma, D.D.|
|1907-1921||Samuel Lee Hornbeak, Ph.D., L.L.D.|
|1904-1906||Archelaus Ewing Turner, SC.D., L.L.D.|
|1902-1904||Leonidas C. Kirkes, A.M.|
|1901-1902||Jesse Anderson, Ph.D.|
|1896-1900||Luther Apelles Johnson, A.M.**|
|1890-1896||B. D. Cockrill, A.M.|
|1889-1890||Lunsford Dickens, Ph.D.|
|1885-1889||Luther Apelles Johnson, A.M.|
|1883-1885||Benjamin G. McLeskey, D.D.|
|1882-1883||S. T. Anderson, Ph.D.*|
|1877-1878||R. W. Pitman, M.A., D.D.*|
|1869-1882||William E. Beeson, D.D.|
* acting president
** former president, chairman of faculty during interim