Trevino Honored as Distinguished Alumnus


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Assistant police chief Anthony Trevino, left, holds the Distinguished Alumni Award presented by Campus Executive Director Dr. Jim Antenen at the graduation ceremony.

SAN ANTONIO – Anthony Trevino, assistant chief of the San Antonio Police Department, was named the first Distinguished Alumni Award winner for Wayland Baptist University’s San Antonio campus during the summer graduation ceremony in the city.

Trevino has served the San Antonio PD for 25 years and currently oversees the operations bureau. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the campus in 2004 and also has a master’s degree in public administration from the American Military University. He is also a graduate of the City of San Antonio’s Leadership Development Program, the Police Executive Leadership Institute, the FBI National Academy and the FBI National Executive Institute.

He has served as a subject matter expert for the Homeland Security Science and Technology Commercialization Subcommittee and is a member of the Technology Committees for the Major Cities Chiefs Association. He has also served as a key member of the city’s Incident Management Team and helped provide critical relief during multiple hurricanes that impacted the Texas Gulf Coast region.

Retired after 23 years in the United States Air Force Reserves, where he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, Trevino and wife Cynthia have five children.

“Wayland’s alumni are great examples of what makes this university so special in their service and character, and Assistant Chief Trevino follows that model beautifully,” said Teresa Young, director of alumni relations at Wayland. “We are honored to call him part of our Wayland family, and it was no surprise given his accomplishments that our San Antonio campus chose him as their first alumni honoree.”

Wayland’s Association of Former Students has presented Distinguished Alumni Awards to graduates over the homecoming weekend for many years. The program was expanded this year to include a winner for each campus’ alumni, with Trevino being the seventh honored in 2018. By the time homecoming festivities are celebrated in October, a total of 16 alumni will have been selected and celebrated across the system.

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