Aquinas College announces new president

Aquinas College introduces new president

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Aquinas College has announced the eighth president of the school.

Dr. Kevin Quinn is currently the dean of the Schneider School of Business and Economics at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.

His appointment at Aquinas will begin July 1, 2017. An inauguration ceremony will take place this fall.

“Dr. Quinn not only has proven experience in higher education leadership, but is a man of strong Catholic faith and has shown throughout the selection process that he is committed to the values of Aquinas," said Dr. Donald Burns, chairman of the Board of Trustees, in a press release.

A native of the Chicago area, President-elect Quinn earned a B.S. in 1983 in Physics and Mathematics from Loyola University in Chicago, and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Economics from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1989. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in energy and environmental economics from UIC, he worked in the private sector in aerospace and medical imaging industries.

Aquinas’ current president, Dr. Juan Olivarez, announced his retirement last August.

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