Terris “T” Tiller will join Trinity University’s Alumni Relations team as the inaugural Director of Alumni Career Engagement & Networks.
Launching this summer, the Alumni Career Engagement (ACE) unit will support and engage Tigers at various life stages through four key programs: establishing a network of vetted performance/executive/career coaches and counselors; guided activation of interest networks (CINs) centered around common career, identity, and experiential themes; alumni-to-alumni mentoring; and career-focused lifelong learning initiatives via webinars and podcasts.
“I am incredibly excited to take on the inaugural directorship and launch the ACE unit this summer,” Tiller says. “Helping people along their personal career journeys became an unexpected passion I was able to cultivate and enlist during my time working with Team USA athletes at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. It’s thrilling to come full circle to give back by creating and implementing new resources to better serve the Trinity alumni community in their lifelong development.”
Tiller, a 2000 Trinity graduate, brings a wealth of experience from his tenure with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), where he played vital roles in eight Olympic/Paralympic Games. His background includes implementing programs to assist athletes in transitioning to post-athletic careers, serving as a career coach, and contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
As a former Team USA elite athlete, Tiller consistently advocated for athlete inclusion, access to sport, and success on and off the field of play. As a leader in athlete services, he helped spearhead initiatives supporting athlete development, highlighted by the creation of the Team USA Pivot Program, a workshop guiding elite athletes through life beyond elite competitive sport. As a manager of diversity, equity, and inclusion, he provided consultancy to over 50 national governing bodies and was integral to the TEAM USA FLAME Program, which created pathways for professionals of color to work within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic movement.
Tiller has a longstanding history of volunteering for Trinity, including guest lecturing, regional club involvement, participation in national events, and serving as a Trinity University Alumni Association Board director from 2013-2018. Additionally, he volunteers as an assistant coach with Trinity’s Cross Country and Track & Field programs.