If you are like me, then the start of each school year brings with it renewed energy and tremendous excitement. This year, though, was also accompanied by enormous anxiety for our profession. Our world has changed dramatically over the last year, and we are all impacted by the challenges that each day brings. Many of the things we hold dear—including education—are under attack. We must continue to stand together to safeguard education and its potential to change students’ lives and nurture tomorrow’s leaders.
While we have grappled with these challenges at Trinity, we are also working to turn them into opportunities. We have recommitted ourselves to delivering extraordinary experiences for all of our students. We are conducting workshops to teach students to have civil discourse across difficult divides and leading seminars on how to best serve an increasingly diverse student body. We are also committing more funding to our financial aid program so that more students can attend Trinity College regardless of their socioeconomic status.
I am an optimist. Whether I’m teaching in the classroom, chatting with students in the dining hall, or engaging prospective students on our campus and around the world, I always walk away with a sense of hope. The future is bright, and our students will lead the way.
I look forward to partnering with each of you as our journey ahead continues. And, as always, if I can be of help to students as they consider joining the Trinity College community, don’t hesitate to reach out. My team and I are here for you.
Angel B. Pérez, Ph.D.
Enrollment & Student Success
- Trinity College will open its Downtown Hartford campus, located at Constitution Plaza, in December 2017.
- The college is excited to announce the creation of our Liberal Arts Action Lab, which will be housed in the new Downtown Hartford campus.
- Learn more about our tremendous Class of 2021!
Enrollment and Student Success News
- The division has been quite busy this semester. Check out some of more recent, exciting news.
- Exciting news from Lukman Arsalan, senior associate director of international admissions and student success, about our new international first-year students: An Inside Higher Ed article, “Shaky International Yields,” reports that “the yield rate for international undergraduates declined modestly from 26 to 24 percent from fall 2016 to fall 2017.” Against the backdrop of this two percent drop nationally, however, Trinity College witnessed a 14-point increase in our international student yield rate. Moreover, we saw an increase of over 25 percent in the number of applications coming from international students. This in turn allowed Trinity College to enroll the largest international class in its history,bringing the number of countries represented at Trinity to over 70.
- We are now recruiting for our January 2019 J-Start cohort. J-Start is a program for students who, for a variety of reasons, want to start college in January rather than September. Perhaps they want to take a gap semester or engage in a study project prior to enrolling in college. Whatever their reasons may be, the program is designed for motivated, high-achieving students who know what they want and seek to get the most out of college. Students looking for a personalized liberal arts education and extensive opportunities to connect their academics to the real world will find all of that and more at Trinity. Think you have students who fit that description? Visit the J-Start website for details or click the image below to download the J-Start postcard.
- Please join us in welcoming Michael Light, assistant vice president and director of financial aid. Michael joined Trinity College in May 2017.