Quillian, Benjamin F.

Ben Quillian

Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian joined the California State University Office of the Chancellor in 2008 and was named the Executive Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance/Chief Financial Officer for the CSU system in 2009.  As a part of the nation's largest university system with 23 campuses, over 400,000 students, and 40,000 faculty and staff, Dr. Quillian's responsibilities included the development and monitoring of the CSU's budget. In addition, Dr. Quillian oversaw the allocation of fiscal resources and the management of fiscal accountability including financial reporting, treasury, debt, investments, risk management, public safety, and oversight of university auxiliaries.   He also oversaw the capital planning, design, construction and the information technology initiatives of the university system.  Dr. Quillian retired from his role as Executive Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer in December 2013, and served as Executive Advisor to Chancellor Timothy P. White during calendar year 2014.  Dr. Quillian is currently a lecturer in the Educational Doctorate Program at California State University, Long Beach. Previously, Dr. Quillian was a Senior Vice President for Business and Operations at the American Council on Education (ACE) in Washington, D.C. (2003-2003)  Prior to joining ACE, Dr. Quillian served for ten years as Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at CSU Fresno.  He also served as a tenured faulty member in several administrative posts over a 15 year period at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, ultimately becoming the Vice President for Administration.  In 2013, Dr. Quillian was recognized as one of the recipients of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Distinguished Business Officer Award for his contributions to business and financial management in higher education.

Dr. Quillian completed Harvard's University's Institute for Educational Management and is a former ACE Fellow in Academic Administration.  He received a B.A. in Elementary Education from Harris Teacher's College, a Master's of Science Degree in Education at Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Social Relations in Education from Washington University in St. Louis.