Dear Trinity community,
Today marks the beginning of my Trinity journey and what I hope will be the start of many years of service to this remarkable University. My wife, Kimberly, and I have been warmly embraced by the extraordinary Trinity community and we have begun exploring the diverse and dynamic city of San Antonio. I appreciate the confidence of the search committee in recommending me and the Board of Trustees in selecting me to lead at this important moment in the life of Trinity University.
As president, my goal is to ensure that Trinity University is recognized as the model of 21st century liberal arts and sciences education envisioned by the Trinity Tomorrow strategic plan. I share this vision and will work with the faculty and staff to make it a reality. The liberal arts and sciences are essential for this transformative Trinity experience, for the ability to thrive in the 21st century, and for the drive to experience the life well-lived.
In the coming months, I look forward to meeting as many alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students as possible. Part of my task as president will be to tell the stories of this transformational Trinity experience as I collect and recount the difference that Trinity University makes. My plans this fall include visiting alumni chapters across the country, meeting with all academic departments, and connecting with community leaders.
Listening will be at the top of my agenda. In my experience leading many groups, one of the key things I have learned is that listening is the place to begin. It is important to build trust that fosters relations and deepens our collective commitment to the success of the University.
I cannot accomplish these goals alone. I ask for your continued support of the University so that together, we can build upon the momentum that has created Trinity's excellence as one of the most forward-thinking liberal arts and sciences universities in the nation.
Danny J. Anderson, Ph.D.