Calling All Parents to Join Trinity's Parent Council



by  Aliza Holzman-Cantu —

Behind many successful Trinity students stands a proud parent. That parent is someone who has seen his or her child grow from infancy to those teen-age years that give some of us gray hair! Although I know it's tough to let go, sometimes the best parenting advice is to give your child "roots and wings."

I am certain our Trinity parents have done an exceptional job giving their student "roots" – roots in manners, in studying, in patience, and possibly even in sports competitions or other extracurricular events. Now it's time to trust those "wings" – to let your child fly into adulthood.

Along the way, you will not stop being a parent and you will probably follow information from Trinity and learn about our community. That's why I'm inviting you to become part of the Trinity University Parent Council, a group of parents who are ambassadors and investors in the University. Our Council serves as an advisory and advocacy group, helping to foster a sense of community among parents of students and alumni while supporting the unique

Trinity experience that inspires and empowers students to become successful.

Parents meet with faculty during Fall Family Weekend.

The Parent Council board and I are excited to be actively building and forming this organization, so there's no better time than the present to join us. Member responsibilities include: serving on a committee or committees, supporting the University by participating in special projects and sharing personal expertise and skills, representing the Council by attending events and connecting with other parents in an effort to encourage camaraderie, annually supporting the Parents Fund at a level of their choosing, and attending meetings as they are able (meetings are held during Fall Family Weekend and Spring Family Weekend).

The committees on our Council are varied and we hope you find one or more that you will join. To get involved with our council please follow this link: Join Our Parent Council. Please note that our newest committee, Diversity and Inclusion, may not yet be listed on the questionnaire. We are excited about the creation of this group that will advise the Parent Council and parent programs staff on issues related to diversity and campus climate to ensure that all members of our community are included in our efforts. To join this committee, simply select the final bubble in the survey: "Contact me for other participation opportunities." Let us know about your interests and we will be in contact with you shortly.

For more information about the Trinity University Parent Council, contact Aliza Holzman-Cantu at azholzman@trinity.edu.

About Aliza

Aliza Holzman-Cantu is director of Parent Giving and Engagement and truly loves getting to know Trinity parents. She received both her bachelor's degree in communication and Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity and is grateful for the opportunities both of those degrees have afforded her. She lives in San Antonio with her husband Willie (a Texas Ex) and her two daughters, Sophie (12th grade) and Iliana (9th grade). Aliza is thrilled to be working at Trinity – “It feels like coming home.”

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