Hoffner named executive VP of Quadrangle Housing Co.

Steven P. Hoffner has accepted the position of executive vice president of Quadrangle Housing Company, the not-for-profit corporation established by the University to own and manage off-campus apartments for student housing, announced James E. McLeod, vice chancellor for students and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Hoffner, formerly assistant vice chancellor for students and director of operations, will continue to be employed by the University and will still be part of the University’s Management Team.

“We have made a major commitment to providing affordable, nearby off-campus housing for our students,” McLeod said. “I’m excited that Steve will be heading this continued effort. He has shown his commitment to the University and its students during his years as assistant vice chancellor. I look forward to serving with him in this new capacity.”

This semester, there are nearly 2,000 students living in 1,166 apartments owned by the University, now under control of Quadrangle Housing Company, which has assumed the duty of leasing and management of the units.

Hoffner’s priorities in his new position include improving the management and customer service philosophy for off-campus housing, taking steps to increase safety and security in the neighborhoods where large numbers of students live and building a sense of community among students who reside off-campus.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity,” Hoffner said. “These past years I have enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with students and colleagues who are primarily concerned with services on the Hilltop Campus. Now I look forward to becoming more of an advocate for our undergraduates and graduate students who live off-campus.”

Prior to his arrival at the University in 1997, Hoffner served as city manager of Clayton, starting in April 1992.

Previously, he was city manager of Carbondale, Ill., from 1989-1992; deputy city manager for finance and administration in Kalamazoo, Mich., from 1985-89; city manager of Petoskey, Mich., from 1980-83; and assistant to the city manager of Winnetka, Ill., from 1979-1980.