Policies and Procedures for Residential Hall Assignment
Paul Quinn College provides on-campus housing to new and a limited number of returning students who are eligible for the Work Program, in good financial and academic standing with the College, and who are no older than 22. Once on-campus housing is full, new students will be offered off-campus PQC housing. On-campus housing assignments are made based upon the date a full application packet was received and receipt of the enrollment deposit payment. The College reserves the right to hold a specific number of on campus housing spaces for Presidential Scholarship recipients, student leaders, athletes and those in the Corporate Work Program, Dallas. A new student who has not confirmed their intent to enroll by June 1 will likely be placed in off-campus PQC housing for the fall semester. New students who do not attend Summer Bridge will automatically be placed on a wait list for off-campus housing and will NOT be immediately eligible for the Work Program. Returning students who do not confirm their desire to return to on-campus housing prior to the end of the current semester will likely be placed on a waiting list for off campus housing. Additionally, returning students who trigger disciplinary sanctions, Financial Aid SAP suspension, and/or Work Program Suspension may be removed from future housing assignments pending the conclusion of the appeal process. Upon the conclusion of the appeal process, if allowed to return to PQC housing, the returning student will be returned to on-campus housing if space is available, or the student will be assigned to off-campus PQC housing. There is no guarantee the returning student in this specific situation will be assigned on or off campus PQC housing. Additionally, there is no guarantee the returning student will be returned to the on or off campus Work Program.
After four semesters of living on-campus and working in the on-campus Work Program, a student is expected to be ready to transition to the Corporate Work Program. A student who is not ready, or is subsequent to interviewing, not hired for a corporate work assignment, may be moved to off-campus PQC Housing. This student would be removed from the work program and would no longer receive the work program scholarship.
A student who will turn 22 within the semester of the expected move-in date will not be permitted to live on campus. Students who are over the age of 22 will be considered for off-campus PQC housing on a first come, first served basis and must be enrolled in the Work Program. Off-campus, apartment style living includes a meal plan, access to a DART pass, and two students per bedroom occupancy. Once off-campus PQC housing is full, students are expected to obtain housing on their own, or consider taking 100% online courses and live with family.
Students who age out of on-campus housing, may NOT be able to continue in the on-campus work program due to space limitations. A student who will turn 22 during the next semester, who has successfully resided on campus AND is on track to graduate in the next completion window (May, August or December) may request an exception to this policy. Any exceptions will be approved by the President.
Residence life at Paul Quinn is an integral part of the student’s total educational experience. Students are provided opportunities to develop interpersonal skills, to increase their understanding of different cultures, and to learn self-discipline in organizing their time for study, work, and social activities.
The College provides housing for resident students. Each room is furnished with single beds, extra-long twin sized mattresses, desk, chairs, and clothes closets. Students must provide their own, towels, study lamps, shower curtains/rods, toilet paper, and bed linens.
Students, after having met the requirements of admission, re-admission or continuing attendance, may request housing according to the housing policy. These students have the responsibility of becoming fully aware of the following policies and procedures.
Residential Students: All residential students enrolled in Paul Quinn are required to participate in the Work Program regardless of their classification or financial need. Once a student enrolls in the program, s/he is considered a participant for as long as s/he remains enrolled in the College and lives in on-campus housing. If an enrolled Paul Quinn student who participated in the Work Program previously moves off campus, even if s/he is suspended from the Work Program, s/he is considered a non-active Work Program student until s/he graduates or withdraws from the College. Non-active Work Program students may not receive tuition credits and are not subject to semester work hour requirements; however, they are required to pay off any balance in full that resulted from not completing the work hour requirement for a semester. A student is considered active again if s/he moves back into on campus housing.
All Work Program students are required to sign the “Paul Quinn College Work Program Enrollment Agreement”, which outlines the requirements of the Work Program as well as the consequences for program non-compliance. This agreement stays in effect for the entire period of a student’s enrollment.
Non-residential Students: At this time, non-residential students will only be admitted into the Work Program if there is available space for them and if they demonstrate a financial need that can be alleviated by participation in the program. Non-residential students who participate in the
Work Program are held to the same expectations as residential students and must agree to abide by the same guidelines.
Click the link below for more information on PQC housing, including registration, check-in, keys, etc.
Students who fail to comply with the rules and regulations of the Work Program may be removed from the Work Program, which directly impacts on-campus housing assignments. All students living in the Trammell Crow Living and Learning Center are required to be actively engaged in the Work Program. Removal from the Work Program will trigger removal from on-campus housing.
Coach Keldrick McKinney is a native of Dallas, Texas who enters his third year as the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at Paul Quinn College. After serving one year as Associate Head Coach under the leadership of Coach Maurice West; Coach McKinney was given the opportunity by Paul Quinn’s legendary Athletic Director James “Zip” Summers.
The program has quickly grown from 3 to now 25 student athletes under the leadership of Coach McKinney. In the second year of competing at the Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, the Paul Quinn Tigers placed two athletes in the Top 10.
Coach McKinney received his bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Prairie View A&M University. After graduation he then opened a training facility where he trained hundreds of athletes. This provided the background and experience for Coach to thrive at the next level. Coach McKinney’s student-athletes not only excel on the track but also in the classroom as well. Coach McKinney’s team maintains over a 3.0 gpa.
Coach Michael Delgado has been coaching at the collegiate level since 2009. He began his coaching career at Howard Payne University, shortly after starting his time there as a collegiate soccer player. He began as a student coach and after graduating with a degree in Spanish Education, became an assistant.
In 2015, Coach Delgado moved back to Dallas to form the Men’s and Women’s Soccer program at Paul Quinn College as the assistant coach and became the head coach of the Women’s team in 2017. From 2015-2021 he was also the Men’s assistant coach.
In 2021, Coach Delgado took over the Men’s program and led the team as the #3 seed (highest in school history) to the USCAA National Championship for the 3rd year in a row, with a 3rd place finish.
Coach Delgado is a Dallas native and graduated from Mesquite Poteet High School as a district MVP & All-State. He holds his Master’s degree from Concordia University in Coaching & Athletic Administration. He resides in the campus neighborhood of Highland Hills and lives daily by his motto, #AlwaysRefuse2Lose.
Brandon Espinosa starts his fourth season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Paul Quinn College.
Last season, Coach Espinosa and the Tigers had a historic 19 game turnaround from the previous year going from 7-25 to 26-2 (12-2 RRAC). Coach Espinosa led the 2021-2022 Tigers to the school’s first USCAA Men’s Division I National Championship and the 3rd overall national championship in school history. The Tigers also won the Red River Athletic Conference West (RRAC) regular season title for the first time since joining the conference in 1998. The Tigers finished the 2021-2022 season with the most RRAC wins and highest winning percentage in a season in program history.
The Tigers were the No. 1 seed at USCAA Nationals and had a dominant showing with 3 double digits wins. The championship game featured seven ties and ten lead changes. After trailing by four at half, 38-34, Bryant & Stratton led 67-65 with 6:33 left in the game. Henry Hampton hit a jumper a minute later to give Paul Quinn the lead to highlight a 10-0 run to seal the victory for the Tigers. Ja’Mare Redus led PQC with 18 points while Hampton finished with 17. Spencer McElway added 12, Ja’Mere Redus came off the bench and scored 11, and Steven Tynes chipped in seven points and nine assists.
While the team’s collective efforts were the deciding factor in their success, several outstanding individuals led them both on and off the court. Coach Brandon Espinosa was recognized as the USCAA National Coach of the Year. In addition, senior forward Spencer McElway was selected as a USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 2nd Team All Conference. Sophomore forward Trevoin Shaw was voted USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 1st Team All Conference. Sophomore guard Ja’mare Redus received USCAA Tournament MVP as well as USCAA 2nd Team All American Honors. Sophomore guard Torron Mingo Jr. earned the USCAA Academic All American award. Junior guard Caleb Thompson received the RRAC Champions of Character award.
During his first season with Paul Quinn, Espinosa led the Tigers to the most conference victories since 2012-2013. In addition, PQC had two players receive RRAC All Conference honors; Spencer McElway was 1st Team All RRAC and Mateo Escheik received 2nd Team All RRAC honors. McElway also joined the schools 1000-point club.
Espinosa also serves as the Director of EYBL and 17U Head Coach for Drive Nation which was founded by former NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal. This summer Drive Nation qualified for the 2021 Nike Peach Jam and currently has the most ESPN Top 100 ranked players in the country.
Espinosa has held coaching positions at Bossier Parish Community College, Ranger College and with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate, Texas Legends.
Espinosa is a native of Houston, Texas. He played collegiately for Dallas Christian College, where in 2010 they won the ACCA National Championship. Espinosa earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011.
Paul Quinn did not compete in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.
Camille Smith is in her first season at Paul Quinn College.
Smith was hired in early March and her most recent position was as an Assistant Coach for the WNBA Dallas Wings.
Prior to coaching, Smith played professionally for 10 seasons internationally and 12 seasons in the WNBA before retiring in 2019. Smith was drafted to the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft as the 17th Overall pick. Amid the start of the 2008 WNBA season, Smith was selected in the Atlanta Dream dispersal draft before being traded to the Seattle Storm where Smith played and won a championship in 2010! In 2015 Smith was traded to the Connecticut Sun, then to the Phoenix Mercury in 2017, where she finished her career.
Internationally, Smith played on multiple teams in Israel (2015 Israel League Champion) and China. She also played in Turkey, Limassol, Cyrpus, Ragusa, Sicily (2016 Cup Champion), Lebanon (2017 Arab Cup Champion), Montpelier, France, and Venice, Italy (2018 Euro Cup runner-up).
As a former student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Camille graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in interpersonal communications. A four-time All-ACC selection, she finished her college career with over 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists, and 250 steals. As a senior, Camille averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game along with 99 steals to help the Tar Heels reach the Final Four. Camille is ranked among the top 20 all-time scorers at UNC and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press following her junior year. She averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. As a sophomore, Camille averaged 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the ACC tournament, including a 23-point game against Duke in the finals. In 2004, she was named ACC Rookie of the Year and was the only freshman selected as a finalist for Kodak All-American honor. Camille became the first Tar Heel to be named first-team All-ACC as a freshman.
In high school, Camille was named Associated Press NC Player of the Year and NC Miss Basketball (Class 3A; 2003). Camille was also awarded State Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer and NC Gatorade Player of the Year (2002 and 2003). In 2001, Camille shared AP Player of the Year honors at Carver High School and helped her team finish with a 30-0 record and State Championship. Camille is a three-time All-State Selection and averaged 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game during her senior year. She holds the record of 2,168 career points during her high school career, was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and played in the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. Camille was also named Piedmont Triad All-Conference, four years in a row, and Piedmont Triad Conference Player of the Year, three years in a row.
Camille Smith & her husband Jeremis Smith are happily married & live in the Historical Stop 6 Community.
Coach Patrick Gonzalez is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with emphasis in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University. He also has a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He has coached volleyball for over thirteen years. He has coached on the high school, club, and collegiate level.
He currently coaches for 360 Volleyball Club in Arlington, Texas. Coach Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Paul Quinn College volleyball program. He served as the women’s assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee for five seasons. While at Fisk University, Coach Gonzalez served as an Admissions Counselor and Director of International Student Services in the Office of Student Engagement. He has also worked at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served as the Associate Director of Minority Outreach in the Office of Admissions. He most recently was selected into the Big XII Reach & Teach Volleyball Diversity Program.