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The Trinity University Staff Engagement Council (TSEC) serves as an advocate for Trinity University’s staff, recognizing their contributions to furthering and upholding the mission and values of Trinity University.

In addition to promoting their role as a crucial part of the wider University community, it is the mission of TSEC to positively and proactively advocate for the needs and interests of Trinity’s staff in regard to:

  • Administrative policy
  • Employment
  • Professional development
  • Campus-wide communication
  • Social community



TSEC welcomes all exempt and non-exempt classified and contract staff members of Trinity University to join the organization. TSEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender, military/veteran status, religion, age, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws in appointments or elections for its members and officers. TSEC strives to have its membership reflect the full diversity of Trinity’s staff.


Current Members

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Hanna Kuykendall
Administrative Support Specialist II
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Jennifer Borlinghaus
Vice President
Business Analyst I - Process Development & Training Functional Lead (Salesforce/Affinaquest)
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Samantha Savoy
Manager Treasury & Financial Planning
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Lapétra Bowman, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Advising
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Damon Bullis
Web Support Manager
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Norma Castillo
Executive Coordinator to the Vice President (NE)
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Mary Helen Castoreno-Perez
Business Operations Specialist I - CSI
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Denise Covert
Associate Director Human Resources
Osvaldo "Ozzie" Crespo III
Ozzie "Ozzie" Crespo III
Director Environmental Health & Safety
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Rebeka Delgado
Library Associate II - Archives
Trey Dunn
Trey Dunn
Tiger Card Coordinator
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Martha Moreno
Training and Outreach Specialist
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E'Randa Newsome
Office Manager
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Katie Ramirez, M.S.
Director: Center for Experiential Learning & Career Success
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Linda Ramos
Administrative Support Specialist II
Claire Smith
Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
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Pat Ullmann
Technical Support Analyst I
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Clara Wells

Become a Member

If you are interested in joining TSEC or have questions about the organization, please email TSEC at

Membership Nominations

TSEC’s Nominations Committee solicits recommendations for general membership from TSEC members, staff members who express an interest in serving, and the Trinity staff community as a whole. The committee also recommends a slate of candidates for officer positions and facilitates the voting process.

Membership Policies

TSEC strives to have its membership reflect the full diversity of Trinity’s staff.

All members must:

  • Be in good standing with the University
  • Participate with their supervisor’s consent and support
  • Have successfully completed their six-month probationary period (as defined by Human Resources)

Members who do not adequately contribute or who have “excessive absences” from regular meetings (as determined by the officers) may be asked to resign from their committee.


TSEC offers a collective voice to Trinity’s staff and collaborates with other groups on campus to advance the professional interests and needs of the staff and create an ideal campus work environment.

Current TSEC initiatives include:

  • Pay equity
  • Caregiver advocacy
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Improved University communication
  • Community events
  • Philanthropy

TSEC has completed, is continuing, or has collaborated on: 

  • Parental Leave Policy for Staff
  • COVID-19 Workforce Management Task Force
  • Staff Town Halls
  • Staff Professional Development Day
  • Gallup Employee Engagement Survey  

Committees and Officers

Events and News

Regular Meetings

TSEC meets monthly during the fall and spring semesters, and may occasionally meet during the summer. Regular attendance at all meetings is expected of members.

Special Events

TSEC organizes several social and professional events throughout the academic year, including:

  • Staff Development Day
  • Halloween Bash
  • Christmas Jingle Mingle
  • Welcome Back Party


If you have any questions about TSEC or would like to contact the organization, please send an email to