In her new role, Treviño will develop and strengthen relationships between LETU and evangelical churches as well as public and private schools to help attract students to LETU. She will also develop internships for current LETU students to serve in churches, schools, youth camps and nationwide events. She will also assist LETU faculty and students to find opportunities to speak to congregations, youth groups, camps and student organizations.
“Last summer, LETU President Lunsford commissioned a research project to learn more about students who choose LETU,” said Vice President for Enrollment Services Linda Fitzhugh. “Research solidified what we thought was true, that prospective LETU students attend church at least once a week and most, more often than that. It was clear we needed a person who could strengthen and solidify LETU’s partnerships with churches and schools, not only in East Texas, but across the nation. Linda Treviño brings a proven track record of working in these venues.”
Treviño earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing management from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and plans to begin work on a master’s degree in education in Fall 2010. She worked for nearly 12 years at Rainbow Hills Baptist School in San Antonio, where she worked as the director of academic affairs, coordinating events and building relationships with other church-related schools.
Treviño also served in student services and taught secondary education (math and computer literacy) before moving to Longview in 2008. As a professional meeting planner for seven years at UT Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, she coordinated continuing education conferences.
Treviño worked for two years as a part-time legislative assistant for a State Representative and for several years worked in marketing for the banking industry. She has served in youth ministry for the past 25 years.