School of Professional Studies Dean’s Office

Mr. Thomas Mostowy, Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies

Thomas Mostowy

Thomas Mostowy, Esq. has been an instructor in higher education since 2003 and at Trinity since 2008.  At Trinity he has served as the Assistant Professor/Program Chair and academic leader for Criminal Justice in the School of Professional Studies, Chair of the Academic Honesty Review Board, and Chair of the University Curriculum and Academic Policy (UCAP) Committee. Prior to his career in higher education, Mr. Mostowy Served as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Judge of the Maryland District Court, where he lead the development and implementation of a system to provide access to civil protective orders in domestic violence cases on a 24/7 basis using existing resources, including legislation and a Constitutional Amendment with support and input from diverse stakeholders.  He also started the District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution program, which evolved into the District Court ADR Office, and organized the first statewide conference on criminal case mediation.  Prior to his service in court administration, Mr. Mostowy had been a trial lawyer and a minor judicial officer in the Virginia courts.

As a first-generation college graduate, Dean Mostowy has always held a strong belief in the transformative power of higher education and Trinity’s mission to provide that opportunity to underserved populations in pursuit of social justice.   Dean Mostowy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Syracuse University, a B.S. in Newspaper Journalism from Syracuse University, and a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University. |  202-884-9233 | Office Location: Main 250.

Ms. Cristina Lynch, Assistant Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies and Program Director for Trinity @THEARC

Since 2018, Cristina Lynch has served as Director of Trinity at THEARC, a branch of Trinity within Southeast, DC.   As director, she has been responsible for assisting adult students successfully complete various associate degree programs such as the Associate of Arts in General Studies, Early Childhood Education, Health Services and the Community Health Worker Certificate.  In so doing, she has also helped  students seamlessly transition to the main campus. Mrs. Lynch possesses a Bachelor of Science in Systems Organizations Management and a Master of Arts in Community Agency Counseling from Hampton University. In addition to being a Hampton graduate, she comes to Trinity from Hampton University where she served for 17 years combined in various capacities such as Director of Upward Bound, Director of the Annual Fund, and Director of the Assessment Center/Student Success Center. Throughout her professional career, she has been an avid student advocate whose motto is “Building Futures Today.” |  202-884-9622 | Office Location: Main 250.