A retirement reception for Quigley will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) in the Stewart Hall lobby.
Quigley joined the WVU audit staff in 1974 after working for Grant Thornton, a national accounting firm in Pittsburgh. In 1979, he became director of Internal Audit, a position he has held since.
“Bill has truly had a remarkable career at West Virginia University,” said President E. Gordon Gee. “Bill has always remained committed to this University, and in those 40 years, we have valued his leadership. He approached his work with objectivity and a sharp intellect. We will miss him dearly as the head of Internal Audit.”
As director of Internal Audit, Quigley reported to the University president. He has reported to eight presidents – starting with Gee and ending with Gee.
Quigley also reported to the Board of Governors audit committee.
“He was a forward thinker,” said BOG Chairman James W. Dailey II. “Every time we had a meeting or conversation, he was thoroughly prepared and well-versed in his reporting.
“He’s very personable, easy-going and certainly not abrasive in any fashion. He’ll have tough shoes to fill. But I do believe he’s anxiously looking forward to his retirement, being an avid golfer.”
In his role, Quigley was responsible for managing an independent and comprehensive audit program designed to manage risks and support the accomplishment of University goals. He managed reviews of virtually every University college and department, including the regional campuses.
In addition, Quigley served as president of the board of the WVU Employee’s Federal Credit Union for many years, and co-founded and served as the first president of the university chapter of the WVU Alumni Association.
“It has been my pleasure and honor to work at West Virginia University and be a Mountaineer the past 40 years,” Quigley said. “I have greatly enjoyed working with the board members, management, faculty and staff that enable us to pursue our important land-grant mission. Their dedication to the University provides endless opportunities to our students to improve the quality of their lives and that of their families.”
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