Vice President Robert McQuinn
Bob McQuinn was named vice president for Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University in October 2010. Bob is a veteran development leader with nearly 20 years of experience covering six comprehensive campaigns.
Starting in 2003, he had been associate vice president for development at the California Institute of Technology, also serving as Caltech’s acting vice president for development and alumni relations in 2008 and 2009, overseeing the 70-member development and alumni relations team and supporting three trustee committees. During his tenure, Caltech successfully completed its comprehensive campaign, there’s only one. Caltech, raising more than $1.4 billion in private support.
Prior to Caltech, McQuinn served as associate vice president for development at Williams College, where he led the planning and launched the Climb Far campaign that resulted in more than $500 million in gifts and commitments to the college.
Before moving to Williams, he served at the University of Southern California as senior associate dean for development and public affairs for the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and as director of development for the Marshall School of Business. He also has held senior development positions at Whittier College and at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Prior to his development career, he worked as an executive in the financial services industry, most recently as a corporate banker for First Chicago Corp.
McQuinn holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California. He and his wife, Christine, have three children, Andrew, Breanna and Julie.