BenU at Mesa names branch campus president

September 9, 2013

GillettHallOpenin MickMesa, Arizona ~ During an opening event celebration on August 27, Benedictine University President William J. Carroll, Ph.D., announced that its Board of Trustees has named Michael L. Carroll, Ph.D., Mesa branch campus president.

“Our Mesa branch campus needs a person clearly in charge and able to make decisions. In addition, the change is a visible symbol to the community that Benedictine University at Mesa is here to stay,” said William Carroll. “Benedictine has been warmly welcomed into the Mesa Catholic community and appreciates the support in making our entry into Mesa a success.”

Previously, Michael Carroll, former dean of Benedictine University’s Moser College for Adult and Professional Studies, was named dean of Benedictine University at Mesa in 2012. In that role, he hired new faculty, helped design the academic curriculum and worked with Mesa community leaders to coordinate experiential learning, internships and service-learning opportunities. As branch campus president, he will make decisions for the campus’s future direction, working with the Mesa community to achieve mutual goals.

“I have seen so much excitement and willingness by the local community to help in any way to make sure that we are successful,” Michael Carroll said. “I look forward to building the academic reputation and value of Benedictine University at Mesa to both the student population and the surrounding community.”

Benedictine University at Mesa provides a private, values-based education grounded in history, heritage and Catholic tradition. Its inaugural academic term began September 3 at Gillett Hall, located at 225 E. Main in downtown Mesa.

The University is now accepting applications for spring enrollment.

For more information about Benedictine University at Mesa, please visit the Gregory Enrollment Center at 51 E. Main St., Suite 105, in downtown Mesa or www.ben.edu/mesa, or contact us at (602) 888-5500 or mesa@ben.edu.                                          

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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.

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