California State University Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Richard P. West will retire at the end of December.
West, who has a 40-year career in higher education, has been with the CSU for the last 15 years, serving as vice chancellor and senior vice chancellor for Business and Finance before assuming his current position.
Some of West's accomplishments include the development and implementation of a comprehensive framework for technology to support students, faculty and staff; the revision of the CSU's debt policies saving the system millions of dollars; the formation of a system-wide insurance program that has minimized liability; and improved endowment management.
As part of West's transition, Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian, Jr., has been named as an executive officer in Administration and Finance by CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed and will begin his new position Sept. 15. Quillian is senior vice president for business and operations at the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., a post he has held since 2003. Previously Quillian was vice president for administration and chief financial officer at CSU Fresno for 10 years.