Greetings from Trinity University,
2017 is quickly coming to a close on the Trinity campus. We are in the last days of final exams, and Winter Commencement, set for Saturday, Dec. 16, is fast approaching. I take this opportunity to wish you a joyous holiday season and peace in the New Year.
This has been a historic year for Trinity as we celebrated 75 years in San Antonio. It was a bold decision to move here in 1942 at the invitation of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. The decision was far reaching, and the University continues to be blessed with the good fortune to be part of a vibrant and supportive city.
Trinity's institutional history is a unique journey. Founded in 1869 and transplanted three times, Trinity has turned challenges into opportunities for nearly 150 years. The "Miracle of Trinity Hill" transpired as the University built the Skyline campus in the early 1950s. Our campus is a treasure for future generations. For this reason, Trinity is seeking designation on the National Register of Historic Places. This initiative will recognize and celebrate our significant collection of mid-century modern buildings, while maintaining the flexibility essential to meeting the needs of tomorrow's students.
San Antonio and Trinity's history are inextricably connected. The nation's 7th largest city serves as a diverse laboratory for Trinity students. We are connected through community service, experiential learning opportunities, internships, educational leadership, urban development programs, and much more. Combined with Trinity's academic rigor, these connections help our students discover, grow, and become the creative, purposeful individuals we need in our world.
Thank you to all who help to support and advance Trinity's missions of providing a transformational educational experience.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!
As Trinity's chief storyteller, I love to share news about the University. But I also love hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at TUPresident [at] trinity.edu.