November 28 Letter to the Community

November 28, 2012

 
Dear Members of the Trinity Community:
 
I am writing to introduce you to the members of the newly formed Implementation Committee for Building Community at Trinity College. The committee comprises representatives from a widely diverse group of campus constituencies, including faculty, students, administrators, staff, parents, and alumni. Their responsibility is to put into action the five mandates outlined in the report of the Charter Committee for Building Social Community, which was unanimously accepted by the Board of Trustees.
 
In fulfilling this vision, the committee will help ensure that Trinity is a place where our students’ academic lives and social lives fully reinforce and support each other. To that end, we will move forward vigorously to complete our work in a timely manner, beginning with our first meeting on December 11.
 
As you will see in the attached roster, the Implementation Committee is divided into five subcommittees, corresponding to the five Charter Committee recommendations. We have also created a Steering Group to serve as the umbrella for the collective efforts.
 
We will report our progress periodically via the College’s Web site and on Trinity Today. For updates, please check this page. In addition, we welcome your ideas about how to move forward with fully incorporating the five mandates into the life of the College. 
 
Opportunities to significantly affect the future of a college are infrequent, and I am deeply grateful for the men and women who have agreed to serve on the Implementation Committee at this historic moment. Trinity is an extraordinary institution, and our charge is nothing less than to make it even better. I am honored to be engaged with all of you in this effort.
 
Yours very truly,
 
James F. Jones, Jr.
President and Trinity College
Professor in the Humanities