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Professor, author, and Trinity icon Coleen Grissom leaves behind legacy of wit, compassion, and transformation

Trinity’s foremost literary icon, former trailblazing dean of students and vice president for Student Affairs, and professor emerita of English, died January 28, 2024 after a brief illness. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday on January 9. 

A celebration of life will be held at the Margarite B. Parker Chapel on Trinity University's campus at 2 p.m. CST on Friday, February 23, 2024. Generations of Trinitonians will come together to pay tribute to this Trinity icon and incredible person. Those who cannot attend in person may watch a livestream of the service at

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