Dr. Trissa Cox has returned to York College in a new capacity, as Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Information Commons in the new Levitt Academic Resource Center.

Cox and her husband Curly served at York College from 1994-1997, she in student services and he in athletics and education. “Across the years, Curly and I have referred to our 1990s stint in Nebraska as our family’s ‘Big Adventure.’ And who knew that another opportunity like this would come along?” said Trissa. “We have been having fun telling our children, grandchildren - and our friends that we have this great opportunity for a new Big Adventure at YC.”

Curly will also join the faculty, as an adjunct instructor of education.

The couple has spent most of their lives working in education in Texas. Most recently Trissa served as a professor at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, where she taught a variety of information systems classes. For nine years, she served as the academic program director for the Management Information Systems Degree program. In addition, she assisted faculty as an academic technology instructional coordinator, providing training and technical support toward faculty use of course management systems and teaching technologies. In 2008 she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society. In 2009 she was recognized with an Excellence in Teaching Award from Howard Payne University. She completed her doctoral studies in 2012 with a dissertation on the topic “Factors Associated with Behavioral Intention to Disclose Personal Information on Geosocial Networking Applications.”

Dr. Cox holds degrees in information systems and information science from Abilene Christian University, Tarleton State University, and the University of North Texas.

Her role at York College will involve working with faculty in the transition to a new course management system and improving information access in classrooms and in the Levitt Academic Resource Center. “We are excited that at the end of our careers we can come back to York and be helpful,” said Trissa. “As a couple, we have talked a lot about our mission and purpose. We both have a vision that there’s something here that is part of God’s plan for this season of our life...It’s fun to be able to offer our skills to York College. We love this place."

Trissa and Curly have been married for 40 years. They have three children and six grandchildren.