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 classified and contract staff members of Trinity University to join the organization. TSEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, veteran status, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability in appointments or elections for its members and officers.

Current Members

  • Trey Dunn, President, Tiger Card Office
  • Aspen Gonzalez, Vice President, Admissions
  • Katie Storey,  Secretary/Treasurer, Alumni Relations
  • Michelle Bartonico, Strategic Marketing and Communication
  • Jennifer Borlinghaus, Annual Giving Programs
  • Damon Bullis, Strategic Communications and Marketing
  • Kelleebeth Cantu, Office of Human Resources
  • Mary Helen Castoreno-Perez, Center for Sciences & Innovation
  • Denise Covert, Office of Human Resources
  • Sharon Curry, Office of the University Architect
  • Leticia Fuentes, Information Technology Services
  • Amy Johnson, Student Involvement
  • Sarah Perales, Academic Affairs
  • Katie Ramiriez, Career Services
  • Fred Rodriguez, Registrar
  • Claire Smith, President's Office
  • Jessica Tamayo, Entrepreneurship
  • Pat Ullmann, Information Technology Services
  • Dena Warneke, School of Business - Department of Accounting
  • Clara Wells, Student Financial Services

Become a Member

If you are interested in joining TSEC or have questions about the organization, please email TSEC at engage@trinity.edu.

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

Recent News


If you have any questions about TSEC or would like to contact the organization, please send an email to engage@trinity.edu.