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
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
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