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Quinlan Dean Kevin Stevens Honored by Crain’s Chicago Business

Quinlan Dean Kevin Stevens

Quinlan School of Business Dean Kevin Stevens has officially been named to the 2017 Who’s Who in Chicago Business list.

The annual list from Crain’s Chicago Business highlights over 600 Chicago leaders who are innovating and mixing things up in the Windy City. The list features Fortune 500 CEOs, civic leaders, philanthropists, educators, and more.

Kevin Stevens became dean of the Quinlan School of Business on July 1, 2015. He holds a Doctorate of Business Administration (Accountancy) from the University of Kentucky, a Master of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master of Science in Taxation from DePaul University, also located in Chicago.

Before becoming the dean of Quinlan, Kevin Stevens served DePaul for 25 years. He grew the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems to more than 1,200 undergraduates, and secured more than $12 million in funding over five years.

MetroMBA interviewed Stevens after he was hired at Quinlan. In that interview Stevens spoke highly of Chicago, and cited reasons why Quinlan students stand out in the city’s bustling downtown district:

“Chicago is not only a logistics hub; it’s also a financial center. If you want a career in finance, logistics, or accounting, Chicago is the place to be. It’s the third biggest city in the country—which is self-evident—but what’s neat about Chicago is that for being a big city, it’s a small, big city. The advantage of going to business school in Chicago is that you’re in a big city with lots of opportunities, but it’s small enough that it’s easy to get connected.

As for the Quinlan School of Business, there are a couple of ways we prepare students for a career in Chicago. Location is everything. So the fact that we’re in the heart of downtown Chicago is helpful. Also, Loyola has been here for a long time, and so we have tens of thousands of alumni who are in the Chicago area. Unlike Chicago University or Northwestern, which are more International schools, people who come to Quinlan tend to be from Chicago, tend to stay in Chicago, tend to network in Chicago.”

This is the second time Stevens has appeared on the Crain’s Chicago list since becoming dean of the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University.

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Max Pulcini
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