Christine J. Quinn, Ph.D., Appointed Provost of National-Louis University
Christine J. Quinn, Ph.D., has been appointed provost of National-Louis University. Quinn will be joining NLU from the University of Wisconsin-Extension in Madison, Wisconsin, where she currently serves as the provost and vice chancellor. In her role, Quinn oversaw Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning, Broadcast and Media Innovation, the Division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, and Cooperative Extension. She has secured millions in grant funds from federal, state and local governments, community and university system partners in efforts to support growth of institutional capacity. Additionally, she worked to expand access to online learning through the development of online programs, as well as outreach to place bound learners, led a cross-divisional sustainability initiative, which was designed to provide ongoing innovation during difficult economic times, and expanded institutional resources to address evolving needs of the state and beyond.
Prior to her work at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, she held multiple positions at Winona State University in Rochester, Minnesota, including associate vice president for Academic Affairs, dean of the Library and director of the Center for Integrated Health Science Education and Practice. She has previously held positions at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, New Mexico State University and the University of Minnesota. Quinn was a member of the Boards of Directors for Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership, the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, the Olmstead Medical Center Foundation and the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators, where she also served a term as president.
She has presented at national and international conferences including the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, the Higher Learning Commission, the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Annual Conference and various state and regional conferences for higher education, continuing education and tourism. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota.
Quinn will be joining National-Louis University on February 1, 2011. "I am confident that Christine will be a key member of University leadership and will channel the rich history of the University into an exciting future," says NLU President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., about the appointment. "Please join me in extending Christine a warm welcome when she arrives."