Benedictine leadership to present at Deltak executive conference
March 3, 2010
Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
Benedictine University President William J. Carroll and Executive Vice President Charles Gregory will be among the presenters at an Executive Summit hosted by Deltak Edu on March 7-9 in Naples, Fla. The summit will be attended by representatives of Deltak partner institutions as well as company leaders.
Deltak Edu is a recognized leader in providing online programs, partnering with higher education institutions to offer more than 45 degree programs. Deltak provides program development, marketing, student recruitment and student retention services to help institutions expand their on-ground degree programs to an online environment.
Carroll and Gregory will present and participate in panel discussions. Carroll will present on the topic “Surviving and thriving as a traditional school in a dynamically changing environment,” while Gregory will address the topic “Responding to financial pressures and creating an organization to support growth.”
Carroll became the 10th president of Benedictine University in July 1995. Prior to Benedictine, he held several positions at Ohio Dominican College including Vice President for Academic Affairs, Acting President and Executive Vice President.
Under Carroll’s leadership, master’s degree programs and two doctoral programs were introduced and new campus facilities constructed including the Kindlon Hall of Learning, Birck Hall of Science, Founders’ Woods apartments and the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.
Carroll was also instrumental in the establishment of the First Responder Program, which provided a free college education to public safety personnel. Under his leadership, Benedictine University formed a partnership with Springfield College in Illinois to provide junior- and senior-level classes and graduate programs in the state capital.
In 2004, Benedictine formed partnerships with Shenyang University of Technology and Shenyang Jianzhu University to offer Benedictine master’s degree programs in China. Benedictine now also partners with universities in Vietnam through the University’s Asia Institute.
Gregory has been with Benedictine University since 1997. He oversees admissions and enrollment, athletics, public safety, student life, marketing and communications, development, business and finance, office services and contracted services.
A longtime proponent of the enrollment management model as a means to attract and retain students and maintain fiscal viability, Gregory has served as a consultant for several colleges and universities in the areas of enrollment and financial aid and was a member of the accreditation team of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
At Benedictine, Gregory was the University’s point man on two milestone events – the annexation with the Village of Lisle and a partnership with the village that produced the multi-million dollar sports complex. He was named the recipient of the Benedictine Life Award, the highest honor the University can bestow, in 2004.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education
recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes
magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business
as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.