Trinity High School 2023 Honor Alumnus Award


Each spring, the Trinity High School Alumni Association recognizes a brother alumnus as the year’s Honor Alumnus. The award is presented to a Trinity graduate who is committed to living his life based on Gospel values; is a recognized leader in his community and/or chosen career; and who values his Trinity education and remains loyal to his alma mater.

A member of the Trinity Class of 1983, Joseph L. Landenwich has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Honor Alumnus Award.

Joe is the epitome of what the Trinity Honor Alumnus Award represents. His commitment to Catholic education will resound at Trinity for many years. Having Joe as a member of the Trinity Family has made our school community a better place.

Joe came to Trinity from St. James Catholic School in the fall of 1979. He was a member of Trinity’s football and wrestling teams for four years. He also was a member of the Spanish Club and National Honor Society. He was an outstanding student, earning four Shamrock Awards.

Joe is the youngest of six brothers to graduate from Trinity. The others are Anthony ’68, Doug ’72, Ralph ’75, Scott ’76 and David ’78.

Joe continued his education at Bellarmine University, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1983 and graduating Summa Cum Laude. He became a certified public accountant in 1988.

While working as a tax associate and audit staff accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Joe attended the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1991, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Joe became a senior associate with Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, serving for five years.

In 1996, he joined Kindred Healthcare as a member of their corporate counsel. He enjoyed a 25-year career with the firm, retiring in 2021 as former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Joe began his service to Trinity in 2007 when he joined the Trinity High School Foundation Board. In 2011, he was named chair of the Fundraising Committee. In 2016, he was named chair of the Foundation Board and remains in that role today.

As the current chair, Joe attends many committee and board meetings of the Trinity Foundation and the School Board. He has faithfully met these pulls on his time. Joe’s contributions to setting policy, examining new opportunities and ensuring the long-term vitality of the school have been done with care and professionalism. He brings a wonderfully calm and steadying influence. His intelligence and insight shine especially when complicated matters are at hand.

In 2021, Joe was honored as the recipient of the Monsignor Alfred W. Steinhauser Award for his outstanding support and service to Trinity. Additionally, Joe serves as Chair-elect and Secretary for the Catholic Education Foundation.

Michael Brennan, Trinity Class of 1981 and a member of the Trinity High School Foundation Board and Trinity Hall of Fame stated, “Joe has given so much back to Trinity as chair of the Foundation. His professional, thoughtful and even-keeled leadership has helped steer the Foundation to provide record amounts of tuition assistance for Trinity students. He has a deep commitment to Trinity, and I feel blessed to have known Joe for many years now and witnessed his leadership as chairman of the Foundation.”

Joe and his wife, Kelly (Presentation, 1983), have four children – Nicholas (Trinity, 2012); Nathan (Trinity, 2015); Emma (Sacred Heart, 2017); and Lilly (Sacred Heart, 2019). They are members of St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Trinity President Dr. Rob Mullen ’77 and Trinity Alumni Association Chair Zach Redman ’06 presented the Honor Alumnus Award to Joseph L. Landenwich ’83.

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