Alan P. Timmins was named University of Portland's Vice President for Financial Affairs in August 2011. He is the former president and chief operating officer of AVI BioPharma, Inc., now Sarepta Therapeutics.
Mr. Timmins began working for AVI, a pioneering medical research company, in 1992 and was the company’s first chief financial officer before serving as president and COO from 2000 to 2008. Before his career with AVI he worked as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He graduated maxima cum laude from the University of Portland in 1981, with degrees in Accounting and Management, and earned an MBA from Stanford University. In 2009, he was named one of the "Significant 75" alumni of the Pamplin School of Business Administration.
Mr. Timmins retired from AVI in 2008. He has been active in the Portland community, currently serving on the board of directors of Yamhill Valley Vineyards, Inc. Mr. Timmins has also volunteered with the University’s Entrepreneurial Scholars program, designed and taught a voluntary course in personal finance at University of Portland, and taught classes in strategic thinking and financial statement analysis to MBA students at George Fox University.