Hugh Daschbach
Hugh Daschbach Credit: Courtesy / Trinity University

Hugh Daschbach, most recently the culinary concierge at Hotel Emma, has made the jump to academia as Trinity University‘s senior director of Alumni Relations.

Daschbach graduated from Trinity in 1995 with a double major in religion and business administration, with concentrations in marketing and management. This will be his fourth post with his alma mater. In 2008 he left his job as assistant director of the Office of Conferences and Special Programs.

Daschbach is a familiar face around downtown San Antonio. In his position at Hotel Emma he capitalized on his interpersonal skills to design culinary experiences for guests. At Trinity he will bring that same human touch to the alumni relations office by engaging with students, alumni, parents, and community members.

“I want to hear what each of these groups thinks we are doing well, and what each group feels like we can do better,” Daschbach said. “If we are equipped with honest, insightful feedback from all levels of our community we can focus on priorities that will get us powerful, meaningful results.”

Daschbach understands the vital role that alumni play in the mission and development of academic institutions. Previously, he volunteered as director of the Trinity San Antonio Chapter Board and director of the National Alumni Board. Daschbach plans to help current students realize their continuing role in Trinity’s future.

“I believe we can focus on sending off our graduates with a clear understanding of how important they remain to us once they leave campus,” he said. “There’s a lifetime of opportunity to live and learn together as a community and that is a compelling reason for all of us to stay engaged.”

Bekah McNeel

Bekah McNeel is a native San Antonian. You can also find her at her blog, FreeBekah.com, on Twitter @BekahMcneel, and on Instagram @wanderbekah.