University president Danny Anderson announces retirement

Anderson will be retiring in May 2022

University president Danny Anderson announced his retirement for the end of the academic year in May 2022. Anderson has served as the 19th president of the university since June 2015.

“While I am enthusiastic about Trinity’s bright future, the pandemic has given me the opportunity to re-examine my personal priorities,” wrote Anderson in a campus-wide email announcing his retirement. “After much personal reflection, I have decided that I will retire from being a university president in May 2022. Since my first faculty appointment in 1985, it has been an honor to teach, research, and to serve my colleagues in leadership roles throughout the last two decades.”

The Board of Trustees is in the process of establishing a hiring committee in search of the next president. The committee will be composed of board members, faculty, staff and students.

“Under president Anderson’s leadership, Trinity has been laser-focused on student outcomes that make a real difference — from improving graduation and retention rates to creating a sense of belonging and purpose,” wrote Melody Boone Meyer, chair of the Board of Trustees and university alumnus. “His advocacy for faculty and staff has been unwavering, and critical to achieving our goals as an institution of higher learning.”

“I look forward to seeing even greater momentum as a successor takes the baton from me at the end of this academic year,” wrote Anderson. “Trinity will distinguish itself even further in the landscape of higher education. Focus, clarity of goals, and a commitment to working together as a campus will ensure Trinity’s success.”