Quinlan appointed to second term as dean of undergraduate admissions

Jeremiah Quinlan
Jeremiah Quinlan

Jeremiah Quinlan has been reappointed dean of undergraduate admissions and financial aid for a second, five-year term that extends to June 30, 2023.

In announcing the reappointment, President Peter Salovey and Yale College Dean Marvin Chun thanked those who offered their insights during the review process, writing: “The overwhelmingly positive comments we received describe Dean Quinlan as an outstanding leader, a responsive and sought-after collaborator, and a superb ambassador for Yale. They also confirm what has been abundantly evident to everyone who has worked with him: He directs the offices of undergraduate admissions and undergraduate financial aid with consummate intelligence, enthusiasm, and good cheer.”

Quinlan’s first term has been a historic one,” noted Salovey and Chun. “Under his guidance, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has maintained its careful and deliberate whole-person review process, even as the number of applications has surged dramatically.”

Quinlan has recruited two of the largest classes in Yale College history and increased the percentage of students who accept Yale’s offer of admission. He has augmented support for undergraduates through his advocacy for significant financial aid policy changes for low-income students and the creation of a distinct Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid, which can devote full attention to Yale College student needs.

He also has been a major force in making a Yale College education more accessible,” said Salovey and Chun, noting that this year’s entering class has nearly twice as many Pell-eligible students and 75% more first-generation students as the class that enrolled five years ago.

Faculty and staff who know Dean Quinlan were unanimous in praising him as a compassionate and firm decision maker, and an inspiring communicator of Yale’s mission and academic priorities. We are grateful that he will continue to serve in this important role and look forward to working with him to increase access to a Yale College education and maintain the excellence of the student body,” Salovey and Chun concluded.

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