University Administrator and Professor
Board Member: 2015 to present
Civic and Volunteer Activities:
Texas Wesley Foundation Board – Former Trustee
Lake Travis UMC Church Council – PPRC Chair
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army Reserve (retired)
Richard (Rick) Quy ‘70 is a native of Abilene where he was a member of First United Methodist Church and a graduate of Cooper High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from McMurry University in 1972; Master of Arts and doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Rice University, and Master of Arts in Education from Pepperdine University. Following graduate school in 1979, he joined the Research and Development Department of CONOCO Chemicals (later CONDEA Vista Company) where he served in various research and corporate management positions in the company’s polymer, surfactant, and environmental chemical businesses.
Leaving the industry in 2000, Quy served 11 years as director of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. After retiring, he taught for seven years as an adjunct professor of Chemistry at St. Edward’s University in Austin.
Quy married McMurry alumna Cindy Pickett ’70; they have two children and four grandchildren.