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CO-CHAIRS

Walter Huntley, chairman of the Board of Trustees

Walter R. Huntley Jr., is president of Huntley Partners, a community and economic development consulting firm specializing in public/private development projects and a former president of the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation. Between 1974-1982, he served in several senior staff positions including chief of staff within the administration of Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson.  Huntley received the Trinity University Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1996, and was inducted into Trinity’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.  He holds two degrees from Trinity and has been a Trustee since 1997.

 

Michael Fischer, vice president for faculty and student affairs

Michael Fischer, Ph.D., joined the Trinity administration in 2000.  As chief academic officer and dean of faculty, he directs Trinity’s academic programs and oversees admissions, athletics, financial aid and the school's international programs. Formerly an English professor and dean at the University of New Mexico, he continues his love of teaching by offering a first year seminar course every year.

 

Nancy Mills, professor, chemistry

Nancy Mills, Ph.D., has been finding innovative and creative methods for student-focused teaching of organic chemistry since she arrived at Trinity in 1979. She has chaired the chemistry department twice, won numerous prestigious teaching awards—ranging from a Piper Professor appointment to designation as a Fellow of the Council of Undergraduate Research—and received more than $2 million in research grants.


MEMBERS

Dennis Ahlburg, president

Dennis Ahlburg, Ph. D., is a noted economist, with an impressive background as an internationally respected authority on the impact of population growth on development and the economics of higher education. He has consulted extensively with a variety of prominent organizations including the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the governments of Great Britain and Australia. His global research on a range of economic issues and his international perspective underscores the University's efforts to internationalize the campus community.

 

Charles White, vice president for information resources

Charles White, Ph.D., has administrative responsibility for Trinity’s technological advancement and for the development of information systems, including the library, the office of the Registrar, campus computing, and institutional research. He has demonstrated leadership in advancing the University's technology agenda, shepherding the conversion to a new university-wide information system and the implementation of classroom technology.

 

Mark Detterick, vice president for finance and administration

Mark Detterick leads the strategic management of the University’s financial and operating activities, including budgeting, investing, financial reporting, purchasing, facilities, police, and human resources. He brings a reputation for being meticulous with details combined with the ability to see the big picture for the institution. He joined Trinity administration in 2010 after serving as director of finance and operations at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


David Tuttle, associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students

David Tuttle joined the staff in 1987. He currently serves as associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students, overseeing residential life, counseling and health, career services, activities, dining, parent communications, student success, and conduct.  He served on the recent presidential search committee.


Rick Roberts, assistant vice president for university advancement

Rick Roberts joined the staff in 1992 as a development officer. He currently serves as assistant vice president for university advancement, coordinating leadership fundraising strategies.  He oversees all advancement offices, including corporate and foundation relations, alumni relations, the Trinity Fund, major gifts, planned giving, and advancement services.  

 

Robert Huesca, professor, communication/international programs

Robert Huesca, Ph.D., has been at Trinity since 1994.  A former journalist and media critic, he is an expert on free speech issues, community media, and the media’s affect on society.  In addition to his role as professor in the communication department, he is also director of the International Studies program.

 

John Huston, professor, economics

John Houston, Ph.D., came to Trinity in 1983 and has twice served as department chair. He strives to "teach students how to think like an economist" while teaching courses on the principles of microeconomics, intermediate and advanced microeconomics, econometrics, and game theory. He is co-author of The Federal Reserve and the Bull Markets: From Benjamin Strong to Alan Greenspan.

 

Thomas Jenkins, associate professor/chair, classical studies

Thomas Jenkins, Ph.D., has been at Trinity since 2001. He is an expert on classic Greek and Latin literature as well as how the classical world has been reinterpreted through time.

 

Peter Kelly-Zion, professor, engineering science

Peter Kelly-Zion, Ph.D., runs Trinity's thin films lab, where he studies the evaporation of fuel films and the effects of the process on internal combustion engine performance. Since coming to Trinity in 1999, he has taken a lead role in sustainability studies on campus.

 

Claudia Stokes, associate professor, english

Claudia Stokes, Ph. D., has been at Trinity since 2001. She teaches courses on 19th century American literature, including women writers of the Sentimentalism movement.

 

James Dicke, trustee

James Dicke II, a Trinity graduate and Trustee since 1979, is chairman and CEO of Crown Equipment Corp., headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio. A long time supporter of Trinity, he and his wife, also a Trinity graduate, have played lead roles in Trinity’s past capital campaigns. The James F. and Janet S. Dicke Art Building was named in recognition of their generous and long time support. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1991.

 

Katherine Wood Klinger, trustee

Dr. Katherine Wood Klinger is Presidential Fellow and senior vice president of Genzyme Corporation based in Framingham, MA.  She is a 1972 graduate of Trinity University and has been a Trinity Trustee since 2005.

 

Steven Mach, trustee

Steven Mach, a 1992 Trinity graduate and Trustee since 2007, is vice president and CFO of the Mach Industrial Group, LP, based in Houston. An active alumnus and strong Trinity supporter, he has been involved with the Chi Delta Tau Foundation and served as chairman of the National Alumni Board.

 

Fred Rodriquez, registrar

Fred Rodriguez, who joined Trinity in 2000, has served as president of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and chairman of the Information Associates of Texas board of directors.  He has assisted thousands of students in financing their college education through long-time membership in the Franklin Lindsay Student Aid Fund and the Moody Foundation Scholar Selection Committee.

 

Dave Mansen, president-elect of the Trinity Alumni Association

Dave Mansen, a 1977 Trinity graduate, is an independent consultant in the technology industry. He has been involved with the Alumni Association for more than 20 years, serving as chapter president in Texas and Colorado. While serving on the National Alumni Board, he established the role of alumni class sponsor and assumed that position for the Class of 2012. He is president-elect of the Trinity Alumni Association.

 

Kelly Johnston, student

Kelly Johnston is a Spanish and anthropology double major from Paige, Texas. She is a member of the Trinity University Honor Academic Council, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity (social outreach chair), InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Externship program with Career Services, TAC, Trinity Art Collective, and is doing independent study with Kate Ritson


Stephen Manning, student

Stephen Manning is a biochemistry and molecular biology major from Kingwood, Texas. He is external chair of the Academic Honor Council, co-president of Alpha Epsilon Delta (the honorary pre-med fraternity), and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha international fraternity.

 

STAFF SUPPORT

Lisa Jasinski, special projects coordinator

Lisa Jasinski, M.A., is special projects coordinator in the division of academic affairs, lending assistance and support to the Trinity Tomorrow committee and the Coordinating Committee for Curricular Review.  She came to Trinity in 1997 and served previously as certification, assessment, and communications specialist in the department of education and has facilitated Trinity's international Alternative Spring Break trip.  

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