Paul Ellinger is the Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost for Budget and Resource Planning. He provides strategic budget planning and allocation advice to the Chancellor and the Provost, guidance to the university in areas related to budget, finance, planning and resource allocation, leadership and management of the campus budget office, and serves as campus chief financial officer.
Paul holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Agricultural Mechanization and Agricultural Economics, and a Ph.D. in Finance, all earned at the University of Illinois. His widely published research has concentrated on financial modeling, credit risk, performance, merger activity, and financial management of institutions. He has been invited to speak on economic and financial risk management issues before government agencies, academic conferences, various industry groups, and numerous consumer stakeholder groups. He has also been an invited participant in lender, banker, executive development, and director workshops across the United States as well as Canada, China, and Europe.
Dr. Ellinger has been on the University of Illinois faculty since 1995, specializing in finance and accountancy in the College of ACES. Prior to joining the Office of the Provost, he was Head of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics.