Timothy A. Hultquist ’72

2002 Alumni Service Award

View all Alumni Service Award recipients

Timothy Hultquist was a high school senior when a moving speech by Professor Ted Mitau convinced him to attend Macalester, and helped inspire the trajectory of public service and excellence that continue to characterize Hultquist’s life.

After Macalester, Hultquist earned his M.B.A. at the University of Chicago. Wherever he has lived, he has always made time to support Macalester. He has served as an admissions volunteer, an Alumni Club leader, a reunion planner and in 1985 he joined the Board of Trustees. Long affiliated with the investment banking firm Morgan Stanley, Hultquist in 1995 traded the grueling schedule of a managing director for that of an advisory director. The change allowed him to devote considerable time and energy to not-for-profit organizations, and he began a 5½ year term as Macalester’s board chair. He championed efforts to increase the number of faculty and to motivate more alumni to give back to the college.

Mark Vander Ploeg ’74, who succeeded Tim as board chair, thanked him "for his tremendous leadership of and support for Macalester during the last 5 ½ years.
He is a wonderful role model. He exemplifies the values of excellence and service. And he leaves big shoes to fill."

In 1996, Tim and Cynthia Hultquist set an extraordinary example by endowing the G. Theodore Mitau Professorship in the Social Sciences, and Macalester now boasts four new endowed faculty positions. With their gift, the Hultquists sought to honor Mitau and all faculty who devote their professional lives to their students. Like Mitau, Tim Hultquist lives out Macalester values, supporting the college, serving as president of his church council in Connecticut and directing the Hultquist Foundation, which supports education and medical research

Collins lives in St. Paul with his wife, Demaris ’74.