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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Timothy Quinnan currently serves The University of Texas at Arlington as Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Quinnan is responsible for coordinating and managing the resources of the Division of Student Affairs to meet the needs of students and the University community. This entails overseeing 30 university departments and programs, administering a budget of approximately $12 million, 180 professional staff members and 500 student staff.

Prior to his position at The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Quinnan was the Associate Vice President for Campus Life at San Diego State University. Additional previous positions include Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs at The University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash.

In addition to his prior administrative roles, Dr. Quinnan has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership, ethics and decision-making, and higher education. He is the author of two books and over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Quinnan is also involved in a number of state, regional, and national professional organizations.

Dr. Quinnan and his wife Lela have one daughter, Kristana. He enjoys spending time with his family, running and hiking, classic film, and reading nonfiction books.

Arnold Petsche


Gift establishes automotive engineering center

Arlington businessman Arnold Petsche made a $1 million commitment to establish the Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering, which will boost student participation.

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