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Hector Quintanilla

Hector Quintanilla faculty 2015

Hector Quintanilla, Ph.D., C.P.A.

Professor of Accounting
Armstrong Mabee Business Center 101


  • Ph.D. — The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)
  • M.S. — The University of North Texas (UNT)
  • B.S. — The University of North Texas (UNT)

About Dr. Quintanilla

What excites Dr. Quintanilla most about Texas Wesleyan are the great students, faculty and administration, and “the friendly environment created by the people that come here. It reminds me a lot of how I grew up in Waco, Texas."

“We have the potential to be a top-tier institution and I believe we will realize that potential.”

Being a father has shaped his approach to students. “My philosophy is every student that attends our University deserves the same respect and empathy that I would want someone to have for my own child.”

Before Dr. Quintanilla joined the Texas Wesleyan faculty in 1995, he was a self-employed CPA. “Many of the job responsibilities I currently have are parallel to those I had as a consultant and as a business owner.”

He began as a Professor of Accounting, moved to Interim Dean in 2006, and Dean in 2007. Dr. Quintanilla also teaches “Using Activity-Based Management for Improvement” in the Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice program.

“As Dean, I have the opportunity to work with more stakeholders of the University. I also get to utilize some of my strengths such as planning, organization, networking and negotiating. I enjoy representing the collective voice of the faculty and students to our colleagues across our campus.”

Part of his role as Dean involves contacting external parties about University affairs. “This includes working with accrediting agencies, employers, potential students, prospective donors, and peers at other institutions. I am specifically working with our faculty to achieve international accreditation, my own research, and devising strategies with faculty and stakeholders on how to make Texas Wesleyan University’s School of Business more widely known in the region.”

He’s on the board of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA).

Did you know?

Dr. Quintanilla was the only member of his family to pursue a college education after high school.

“I understand the challenges and demands of going to college for a first generation college student.”

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