West to head University Relations

West to head University Relations
October 5, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Benedictine University has announced the appointment of Denise West as the University’s new Executive Director of University Relations. West has been a member of the Benedictine community for more than 10 years, serving the University in the areas of Conference Services, Special Events and the Moser Center for Adult and Professional Studies. “As Executive Director of University Relations, Denise will lead Benedictine University into the next phase of generating financial support for the University from the public, private and corporate sectors,” said Charles W. Gregory, Executive Vice President of Benedictine University. “Her efforts will be crucial in ensuring that Benedictine University not only continues to provide a quality Catholic education, but remains financially strong as we embark upon a number of much-needed capital improvement projects,” Gregory added. Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution with an enrollment of nearly 4,000 undergraduate, graduate and adult students. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest for Master’s Universities for 2008 by U.S. News & World Report.


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.