Over the summer, Trinity Alumni Relations and Development updated and analyzed data regarding the demographics of the current Board of Visitors (BOV). The goal was to ensure the group reflected the cultural and socioeconomic diversity found among the University’s students, alumni, and stakeholders.
The BOV is an appointed group of volunteers (composed of at least 75% alumni), who assist the University president in an advisory capacity. Through its members’ diverse areas of expertise and leadership, the BOV supports the University by: serving as ambassadors; promoting career assistance for students and graduates; assisting with fundraising; working on projects endorsed by the University; and offering strategic advice to the president.
Recent BOV projects have included assisting students in developing a sustainability plan for the Mock Trial Club, helping to fund internships and student leadership awards, and sponsoring a breakfast honoring all of Trinity's classified employees.
After reviewing alumni diversity, geographic areas, areas of study, and graduating class clusters, the Membership Committee recommended the addition of six new members to the Board of Visitors, all of whom are Trinity graduates.
“On behalf of the University, I’d like to thank the Board of Visitors committee for their thoughtful identification and recruitment of six alumni who will enhance the Board’s membership,” says Michael Bacon, vice president for Alumni Relations and Development. “I’d also like to thank these alumni for joining and bringing their perspectives to further the University mission of a transformational liberal arts and sciences education.”
These accomplished individuals will join the Board of Visitors in November, bringing with them fresh and diverse perspectives. Please join us in welcoming this group.
Lisa Jasper '95 | CEO, Thought Ensemble (Colorado)
Jasper is the CEO of a management consulting firm headquartered in Denver. She served as president of the Colorado alumni chapter from 2008-10.
Vanessa Hammler Kenon '88, Ed.D. | Associate Vice President for Information Management & Technology, University of Texas at San Antonio (Texas)
Kenon serves on the Trinity Alumni Education and Engagement Advisory Board.
John Lozano '93 | CPA and Senior Vice President and relationship manager, US Bank Corporate Banking Division (Colorado)
Lozano has been active on Trinity’s Alumni Association Board and also served as Denver alumni chapter president.
Adriana Mendez-Rugh '97 | CFP and regional director at Truist Financial, formerly BB&T (North Carolina)
Mendez-Rugh and her husband, Michael Rugh ’97, are financial supporters of Trinity and are particularly interested in helping first-generation students.
Danielle Oliver ’05 | RN, formerly with Pediatric Associates of Dallas (Texas)
Oliver and her husband, Taylor Oliver ’05, have both been active Trinity alumni through their involvement and gifts.
Tiffany Williams ’93 | District Manager, Sodexo Campus Services (New York)
Williams is an enthusiastic alumna who is eager for more engagement with the University after thoroughly enjoying last fall's Alumni Weekend.
With the intent to have young alumni leadership perspectives at the discussion table, in 2017 the BOV established the affiliated Associate membership. An Associate is an alumnus who has graduated within 3-5 years and is elected to serve one three-year term. The first two alumni to hold BOV Associate positions were Vannie Collins ’14 and Rebecca Young ’10. This year, the BOV approved Amulya Deva ’19 (left), a Pega consultant at Capgemini North America, and Janet Muñoz ’18 (right), a business analyst at University Health Systems, for Associate membership.