Campus prepares for upcoming inauguration


Danny Anderson will be inaugurated as the 19th President of Trinity University on Feb. 19. Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in the events leading up to the inauguration ceremony.

Trinity Gives Back, a day of service in anticipation of Trinity’s new president, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 13, according to the official schedule of events.

“The event will start with a taco breakfast and a brief rally. Faculty, staff, students and alumni will then depart for their pre-selected locations to perform community service at agencies, schools and parks in the San Antonio community. Families and children are welcome to participate. Volunteers will return to campus around noon,” said Sharon Schweitzer, assistant vice president for external relations.

Next, on the afternoon of Feb. 18, classes will be canceled for of the Great Trinity Experiment, during which engaging presentations will be given by a combination of fellow students, staff and alumni. Schweitzer describes the event as a way to celebrate Trinity’s creativity and collaboration.

“To mark the inauguration of Dr. Danny Anderson, Trinity’s 19th president, Trinity has empowered students, staff and alumni to take the instructional lead. The event highlights a variety of topics and instructional methods. Open to faculty, staff and students, the Great Trinity Experiment is a chance for the campus to celebrate what we do best “” teaching and learning in creative and collaborative ways,” Schweitzer said.

Finally, on Feb. 19, Anderson will be officially inaugurated as the president of Trinity University, and students are encouraged to attend. A Trinity press release details that the event will be attended by a number of representatives from different universities and from the city of San Antonio. The inauguration will be followed by a reception held at the Magic Stones.

“Delegates representing academic institutions from around the country will join the Trinity faculty, members of the Board of Trustees, and the greater Trinity community as participants in the official inauguration. The ceremony will include performances by the Trinity Chamber Singers and greetings from a variety of University and civic constituents, including District 8 City Councilman Ron Niremberg, a Trinity alumnus, who will represent the City of San Antonio,”  according to a press release.

In order to include alumni, parents and all those who will be unable to attend the event, the ceremony can be viewed live on the Tiger Network. In addition to the festivities on campus, Trinity is promoting a global Tiger Pride day.

“Trinity will also extend the inauguration celebration to all alumni, parents, and friends unable to participate on campus by promoting a world-wide Tiger Pride Day on Friday, Feb. 19. The inauguration will be video streamed live over the Tiger Network. Everywhere in the world, Tigers are encouraged to wear maroon to show their #TigerPride and share it on social media,” the press release stated.

The Trinity community is encouraged to take part in the events of President Anderson’s inauguration. More information about these events can be found online, as well as registration for Trinity Gives Back and the Great Trinity Experiment.