|18th President of Davidson College|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Thomas W. Ross|
|Education||University of Chicago|
|Website||Office of the President|
Quillen grew up in New Castle, Delaware, and attended the University of Chicago, where she was a student of Allan Bloom. After finishing her PhD at Princeton University, Quillen became a professor of history at Rice University in 1990. At Rice, Quillen eventually became a vice president, focusing on international studies.
As president, Quillen has overseen major initiatives and changes at Davidson. The college has undergone major construction projects, namely adding a new practice facility at the Baker Sports Complex and a new science center. She also aided in the transition from the Southern Conference to the Atlantic 10 Conference. During her tenure, Davidson received totaling $45 million from The Duke Endowment, the largest donation in the school's history. Quillen has also overseen the college's $425-million capital campaign. She was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa as a faculty/staff initiate in 2012.
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- "Davidson College to Join Atlantic 10 Conference". Retrieved 2017-07-11.
- "Duke Endowment pledges $45 million to Davidson College - John William Pope Foundation". John William Pope Foundation. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2017-07-11.