History & Vision

In 2011, Benedictine University launched the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) at Moser’s College of Adult and Professional Studies. CLL develops and maintains a wide range of high quality educational programs and experiences for the mature adult, fostering intellectual exploration and a sense of community. Our classes are non-credit, no grades, no papers and no admission requirements beyond personal interest.

Our Vision: To create a community of engaged Lifelong Learners.

Our Mission: To provide an opportunity for the mature community to expand and share their experiences and talents with others while developing new knowledge and building rewarding relationships.

Our Values: Continued knowledge and shared life experiences are the keys to personal growth and community well-being.

Our Teachers and Classes

Our instructors are experts in their fields and include distinguished university faculty, both active and retired, as well as community educators and leaders and local enthusiasts with expertise and passion for a subject.

Class proposals are collected and reviewed by the Director and members of the Curriculum Committee. Class selections are based upon whether they include an academic/intellectual component, offer new skills/ideas to enhance life, explore one or more topics of interest to CLL students, highlight aspects of our community or allow students access to University level research and instructors from Benedictine University and other universities.

Class registration fees vary depending on the number of sessions and length of time. Some programs are free and some classes may carry an additional fee for materials or costs. Fees are clearly identified in the class outlines.

Our Future

As we begin our 3rd year, Benedictine University’s Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) is more popular than ever. With growth comes variety – more courses and activities, and people to meet. With 850+ CLL learners and growing, you can choose from over 45 courses per semester. Art, history, music, literature, politics, famous people, ecology and photography---- are just a few of our upcoming semester classes. We offer something for everyone.

We invite you to share our classes with your family, friends and neighbors. Our goal is to be the worst kept secret in the area. Thank you for your continued support for CLL.

Our Advisory Board

The CLL Advisory Board consists of involved leaders from diverse backgrounds who are committed to creating a community of engaged Lifelong Learners. The Board meets eight times per year and offers their service towards the betterment of the Center.

  • Lina Anastasovitou Naperville, IL
  • Audrey Brown, Ed.D Lisle, IL
  • Robert Callan Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Robert Clark Aurora, IL
  • Carol Gies Dietz Lisle, IL
  • Angeline Finnigan Naperville, IL
  • William Flynn Naperville, IL
  • Bev Patterson Frier Naperville, IL
  • JoAnn Hassler Naperville, IL
  • Rita McGovern Lombard, IL
  • Ravibala Shenoy Naperville, IL
  • Gale Wiedman, Ed.D. Lisle, IL
  • Laura Witt Downers Grove, IL
Center for Lifelong Learning
BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY
Moser Center
1832 Centre Point Circle
Suite 102
Naperville, IL 60563
Ronald M. Finnigan
Director
Email: rfinnigan@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-1383