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Meet Your Alumni Board of Directors

The Alumni Association Board of Directors works closely with the University to set goals for the Alumni Association each year. They help alumni stay connected to the University, bring benefits to members and volunteer to help Benedictine reach its goals and support its alumni.

Alumni Board Martinez
Daniel Martinez, President

Martinez earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Behavior in 2006 and a Master of Business Administration in 2010 from Benedictine. He was a member of the soccer team and currently resides in the Chicago area.



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Phillip Caponigro, Vice President/Secretary

Caponigro earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1972 and went on to earn a Master of Public Administration and Public Policy at another university. He is currently working on a doctorate in Public Policy and Administration with a specialty in Homeland Security. Caponigro and his family live in Iowa. 
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Alumni Board Siltman
Robert Siltman, Treasurer

Siltman earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Development from Benedictine University at Springfield in 2008 and a Master of Business Administration in 2011. He and his family reside in Springfield.



Alumni Board O'Rourke
Amy (Boruta) O'Rourke

O'Rourke earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology in 2007 and a Master of Public Health in 2009. She was very active as a member of Student Senate during her time at Benedictine. O'Rourke and her family live in the Chicago area.



Alumni Board Ward
Jason Ward

Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education in 2003. He played on the football team during his time at Benedictine. Ward and his family reside in the Chicago area.





Alumni Board Sheffield
Cassandra Sheffield, Ed.D.

Sheffield earned a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior in 2004 and a Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change in 2009. She lives with her family in the Chicago area.




Alumni Board Porod
Celia Porod

Porod earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2010 and a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior in 2011. She played on Benedictine's volleyball team and resides in the Chicago area.




Alumni Board Turner
Fr. David Turner, O.S.B.

Fr. David sits on the Alumni Board of Directors as the designated representative from St. Procopius Abbey. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1958 and has been a member of the board for more than 10 years.
Learn More
If you would like to get involved and support the University with your time, talent or treasure, or are interested in finding out more about the Alumni Association and the Board of Directors, please contact:

Pat Ariano
Executive Director of University Development
Phone: (630) 829-6003
pariano@ben.edu

Office of University Development

Benedictine University

Krasa Center, Room 175
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.