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Professionally Shot Portrait Of Kevin Timlin at River Campus

Dr. Kevin Timlin

Executive Director
International Education and Services

Office: International Village, Room 124J 

Besides SEMO, where else have you worked and/or studied?

I studied at University of Northern Iowa (B.A.), University of Oklahoma (M.Ed.) and University of Minnesota (Ed.D.). I came to work at SEMO in July 2016. Prior to that, I worked in international education at Northern Michigan University, Western Illinois University, and the University of Oklahoma. I was also a Peace Corps Volunteer and lived in the Kyrgyz Republic from 1997-1999.

What is one thing you like about working at SEMO?

I like many, many things about SEMO, but my favorite is the commitment here to student service and success. I have worked in many places, and I have never seen an institution so committed to making sure that students are successful.

What are your favorite things to do in and around Cape Girardeau?

I am still learning about Cape Girardeau, but I’ve discovered that there a lot the great things to do here. I have a wife and two daughters, so I’d say my favorite things to do are things that involve my whole family. We like to ride bikes, go to Cape Splash, fish, and debate which store has the best ice cream.

What is one interesting fact about you?

I am a sports fanatic. I love to play, watch, and talk about all kinds of sports.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

My favorite place in the world is anywhere I haven’t been yet! I love to learn about the people, food, language, and cultures of different places. If you ever come to my office, be prepared to answer a lot of questions from me about where you’re from!

What is one piece of advice you would give to SEMO students (international or domestic)?

A major part of education happens outside the classroom. You can learn so much by meeting people, trying new things, asking questions, and getting involved. Also, the things you learn outside the class can make you a better student inside the class.


International Village

International Education and Services
One University Plaza, MS 2000
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701