2007
Benedictine's Gill among 22 women honored by Business Ledger, NAWBO

Benedictine's Gill among 22 women honored by Business Ledger, NAWBO
October 15, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Sandra L. Gill, dean of the College of Business at Benedictine University, has been named one of 22 “Influential Women in Business” for 2007 by The Business Ledger. This is the 10th year that area women have been recognized by The Business Ledger and the Chicago Area Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). The honorees will be feted at an awards luncheon on October 24 at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn. Comcast news anchor Lisa Aprati will serve as emcee. Gill joined Benedictine in 2001 as chair of the Master of Business Administration program following 30 years in leadership roles in education and health care. She was named dean of the College of Business in 2005. Gill earned a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and a Master of Arts in Human and Organizational Development from the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. Under Gill’s direction, courses offered by the College of Business at Benedictine University annually exceed national benchmarks for teaching excellence, achieving course objectives, course excellence and enthusiasm. College of Business programs are offered in traditional classroom settings, online and through partnerships with universities in China. For more information about the luncheon, call NAWBO at (312) 609-1300 or visit its Web site at www.nawbochicago.org.

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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.