Keynote Speaker Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian
The CSU – Building Relationships Today with Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian!
Monday Morning, November 5
Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian, Jr. holds the office of executive vice chancellor and chief financial officer at The California State University. He leads the Business and Finance division at the Chancellor’s Office overseeing (6) six departments: information technology, financial services, risk management and public safety, budget, central office fiscal control and special initiatives, and capital planning, design and construction.
Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office in 2008, Quillian served as the senior vice president for business and operations and chief financial officer at the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. for six years. Preceding his tenure in Washington, D.C. Quillian held the position of vice president for administration and chief financial officer at CSU Fresno for ten years. He also served in several administrative posts over a 15-year period at the University of Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. Quillian has been involved in institutional finances, accounting, audit, energy management, information technology, real estate transactions, public safety, athletics, and university auxiliaries. While at Fresno, he had lead roles in developing public/private partnerships, corporate sponsorships, and community relations.
Dr. Quillian earned his PhD in Social Relations in Education at Washington University in 1977, a MS in Educational Administration at Southern Illinois University in 1970, and an AB in Elementary Education at Harris Teachers College in 1965.
He is currently a member of EDUCAUSE, National Association of College and University Business Officers, and National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education and previously, member of American Association for Higher Education, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, and National Association of State University and Land Grant Colleges.