Honored for serving others first
By Jan Jarvis
As a child, Jennifer Treviño observed how her parents watched out for others and tried to be a good neighbor to those in their community.
Treviño took to heart the importance of paying it forward. Soon after earning an MBA from Texas Christian University she got involved with the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas.
“I wanted to give back, become a mentor and really help others,” said Treviño, Vice President of Administration and Chief of Staff to the President at UNT Health Science Center.
Fort Worth Business has recognized Treviño for her professional work, support of the community and dedication to family by naming her one of its 2015 Great Women of Texas.
Treviño embodies service to others first, one of the Health Science Center’s core values. In 2015 she was named chair of the Fort Worth chapter of the Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas and in her new role has become an even stronger advocate for young women. One of her goals is to provide more scholarship funding to help these women achieve their goals.
Treviño, who in 2010 received the Hispanic Heritage Award from the United Hispanic Council, said she derives many benefits from helping others.
“Being involved in the community, you learn so much about yourself and are able to practice and develop new skills,” she said.
In 2012, Trevino was recognized by the Texas Diversity Council as one of its 17 “Most Powerful and Influential Women.” That same year, she was selected as one of 12 Hispanic leaders from across the country for the MillerCoors Lideres Program, which honors people for their vision, commitment to service and ability to inspire their communities.
She also is the District 2 Appointee to the City Plan Commission, Vice President of her neighborhood association and a member of the TCU MBA Advisory Board.
Treviño credits her husband, Chris, with supporting her volunteer work, even when it takes her away from the Fort Worth home they share with four dogs.
“He keeps me grounded,” she said.