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Q&A with new President Dr. Timothy Quinnan – Part Three

Dr. Timothy Quinnan

On Tuesday, June 20, Richmont Graduate University’s Board of Trustees announced the selection of its next President, Dr. Timothy Quinnan. Dr. Quinnan brings to Richmont an extensive background of serving students and universities including roles as Vice President of Student Affairs at University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Vice President for Campus Life at San Diego State University, Vice President for Student Services at Stark State College, and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University.

Question 4: What do you hope to accomplish during your tenure as the President of Richmont Graduate University?

Answer: My leadership agenda will arise from rich and robust consultations with all stakeholders in the Richmont community. It is essential for me to understand what they believe matters most. Together we will forge a shared vision that we can then work collectively to achieve. Clearly, there are a number of priorities that emerged during search process discussions. Among them will be: securing maximum term CACREP as well as SACS accreditation, leveraging the University’s strong institutional identity to create wider brand awareness among new constituent groups, expanding the enrollment and organizational infrastructure to support it, cultivating fresh revenue streams and other financial resources, and enhancing faculty, staff, and student diversity. These describe several important tasks and early milestones to be reached in our journey forward. Together with dedicated Trustees and the high-performance management team already in place, my commitment is to lead the University to fulfill a destiny so clearly portrayed in the mission statement.

Question 5: Is there anything else you want to tell the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Richmont Graduate University?

Answer: I am honored and humbled to be the next President of Richmont Graduate University. Its transformational impact on the community and the lives of so many is clear and immeasurable. With God’s continued blessings, we will build on this legacy to further advance our mission of preparing students for lives of Christ-centered service.

“While we have the opportunity, let us do good to all men, but especially those in the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10) 

Most importantly, I cannot wait to meet each and every single member of the Richmont Graduate University family.

Q&A with new President Dr. Timothy Quinnan – Part Two

Dr. Timothy Quinnan

On Tuesday, June 20, Richmont Graduate University’s Board of Trustees announced the selection of its next President, Dr. Timothy Quinnan. Dr. Quinnan brings to Richmont an extensive background of serving students and universities including roles as Vice President of Student Affairs at University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Vice President for Campus Life at San Diego State University, Vice President for Student Services at Stark State College, and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University.

Question 2: You spent the majority of your career working in public colleges and universities. What is it about a Christian university that appeals to you at this point in your career?

Answer: I engaged with extraordinary students and colleagues at these institutions, yet something deeper was always missing. How could my students begin to answer life’s most transcendent questions, including personal mission, without exploring the role of God in their lives and their relationship with Him? Unfortunately, such conversations are not often part of wider community discourse at public universities. It points to a glaring disconnect in “educating the whole person,” a claim universally made across the higher education landscape. Finding the right opportunity to serve at a Christian university had been a career goal for some time. When I had the chance to lead this University, whose Christian values are identical with my own and are proudly embedded in every aspect of University life, I found it irresistible. Very early into my conversations with the search committee, I knew that Richmont was the professional home I sought.

Question 3: What are some of your proudest moments in your career thus far?

Answer: My greatest reward is seeing how many of the students and staff I mentored over the years gravitated toward the service professions where now they, in turn, are working hard to make the world a better place. Like all educators, I can’t imagine anything more satisfying than seeing those you once taught become dynamic, principled leaders in their own right. Whether they pursued education, counseling, military service, law, medicine, journalism, or other fields, they are emerging leaders. As busy as they are with their own lives now—as spouses, parents, professionals—I am moved by how many continue to initiate contact. They share stories of adding children to their families, career challenges, moral dilemmas, or growth in the Spirit. They also inquire after my wife or daughter, whom they also know, and tell me they pray for us. After a distance of many years and miles, it is touching to see that I had a profound, enduring impact on their lives.   

Q&A with new President Dr. Timothy Quinnan

Dr. Timothy Quinnan

On Tuesday, June 20, Richmont Graduate University’s board of trustees announced the selection of its next president, Dr. Tim Quinnan. Dr. Quinnan brings to Richmont an extensive background of serving students and universities including roles as Vice President of Student Affairs at University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Vice President for Campus Life at San Diego State University, Vice President for Student Services at Stark State College, and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University.

Question One: Dr. Quinnan, welcome to Richmont Graduate University! We look forward to having you serve the Richmont community as its next President. Can you tell us what brought you to Richmont?

Answer: Without a doubt, I believe that God heard my prayers as well as those within the Richmont community and led us to one another. When I began my search, I was determined to move to a faith-based university where caring, compassion, service, and Christian ethics shaped the organizational culture. It did not take long to learn these qualities existed in abundance at Richmont Graduate University. At each stage of the journey, I discerned through continuous reflection, how a wonderful convergence was taking place between the aspirations of the University and my own. It was awe-inspiring to behold. “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28)

Board of Trustees Appoints New President

BOARD OF TRUSTEES NAMES TIMOTHY QUINNAN PH.D. AS NEXT PRESIDENT OF RICHMONT

 

ATLANTA and CHATTANOOGA, June 21, 2017 — Richmont Graduate University, which boasts the oldest faith-integrated counseling program in the eastern United States, has selected the institution’s next President. After a six-month nationwide search, the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Timothy Quinnan, Ph.D. of the University of Texas, Arlington to take the helm of the Christian graduate university.

Board Chairman Talley Clower shared the news with students, faculty, and staff yesterday.

“With more than thirty years in higher education, Dr. Quinnan brings a breadth of experience we need to lead Richmont into future success,” said Clower. “Richmont has been in a season of tremendous growth in recent years—including the addition of new graduate programs and the establishment of the region’s first faith-based trauma center. Dr. Quinnan’s proven leadership makes him well suited to lead Richmont in this season of continued of growth and impact.”

Richmont Graduate University has campuses in Atlanta, Chattanooga, and online. The School of Counseling offers two master’s degrees and five graduate certificates while the School of Ministry offers two master’s degrees and one graduate certificate. Richmont is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The school also boasts the oldest integrated (faith-based and academically rigorous) counseling program in the Eastern United States.

Recent evidence of Richmont’s growth and impact includes:
• Record enrollment for the 2016-2017 academic year
• Expansion of trauma counseling work, including sending a team to partner with relief workers in Syrian refugee camps in Greece in 2016
• Opening a new, larger Atlanta-based campus in 2015
• Earning CACREP accreditation, the gold standard in counseling education
• 98% first-time pass rate on the National Counseling Exam
• 90% employment of graduates within six months of graduation

“Richmont Graduate University is positioned squarely at the intersection of academic excellence and sound theology,” said Quinnan. “I’m honored to be invited to be part of this dynamic, purposeful community. I look forward to partnering with the exceptional faculty and staff as we continue to grow the university’s positive impact on and through our students.”

Quinnan brings to Richmont an extensive background of serving students and universities including roles as Vice President of Student Affairs at University of Texas at Arlington, Associate Vice President for Campus Life at San Diego State University, Vice President for Student Services at Stark State College, and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Florida State University.

Former-President Bob Rodgers believes the Board has selected a worthy successor.

“Having had the privilege of serving as its President, I know that Richmont Graduate University is a remarkable community. Richmont’s programs produce students who are fully equipped to take on the challenges of today’s world with skill and compassion,” said Rodgers. “Dr. Quinnan can expect a warm welcome from Richmont’s dedicated faculty and staff, smart and creative students, remarkable alumni, and loyal donors and friends. I am excited that the university will be steered by his capable leadership.”

Quinnan will take up his new role at Richmont starting August 7, 2017.
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Richmont Graduate University is a SACSCOC- and CACREP-accredited graduate university that merges the best in academic and theological instruction. Through its School of Counseling and School of Ministry, Richmont offers master’s-level training that integrates instruction and experiential learning opportunities. Richmont’s ten counseling centers provide over 25,000 sessions annually throughout the community. With roots dating back to 1933, today’s Richmont offers students three convenient locations — Atlanta, Chattanooga and online. 

Development and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians: Application of a Conceptual Model for Supervision

Development and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians: Application of a Conceptual Model for Supervision

Development and Evaluation of Mental Health Clinicians: Application of a Conceptual Model for Supervision

Friday, September 29, 2017

Richmont Graduate University

1815 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

9:00am – 4:30pm

*lunch on your own*

 Registration: Click HERE

Presented by

Sonja A. Sutherland, Ph.D. LPC, NCC, CPCS

Sonja Sutherland is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University, a Visiting Professor for Uganda Christian University, and the founder and Executive Director of Legacy Changers, LLC.   She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).  She is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SACES), the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC), and the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCAGA).

Course Description:  Using an interactive group format, this workshop provides practical information on how supervisors can help supervisees to improve the effectiveness and outcomes of their clinical service provision. Topics include considerations for developing and evaluating supervisees of differing skills levels through the application of an evidence-based model of supervision. Utilizing thought-provoking case vignettes addressing issues such as race, sexual orientation and religious values, ethical decision-making in supervision will also be touched on.

Course Objectives:  Within the context of this 6 hour workshop, participants will:

  • Develop proficiency in supervision implementation through role-play
  • Apply supervision model to case vignettes
  • Develop increased understanding of stages and process of supervisee development
  • Gain greater understanding of ethical considerations relevant to clinical supervision through vignette discussion & role plays
  • Apply supervision model to cases involving race, sexual orientation and religious values for greater
  • Develop increased understanding of cultural considerations in supervision

Registration Information

Continuing Education: Six CE clock hours awarded. 3 Ethics hours and 3 Supervision hours awarded.

Fees:

  • Richmont Graduate University Legacy and Founding Alumni Association Members, Current Clinical Supervisors, Faculty, Staff, and Students: FREE
  • Basic Alumni Association Members: $30.00
  • Nonmembers/Friends of Alumni: $75.00

Registration: Click HERE

For questions, please contact Martha Busby at mbusby@richmont.edu

Refunds will only be issued if requested prior to September 29.

 

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identifited. RGU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.