Moser College adds new staff to better serve growing adult student population

Moser College adds new staff to better serve growing adult student population
January 14, 2008

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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Eileen Kolich, Ph.D., Dean of the Margaret and Harold Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies, recently announced the addition of four new staff members who will help the college better serve its growing adult student population. Theresa Sak, Ph.D., has been named Associate Dean of Professional Programs. Sak earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola (Ill.) University. She has served as a superintendent in the Palos Heights and River Grove school districts and has expertise in finance, curriculum, organizational development and grant writing. Sak, a resident of Wheaton, will administer the College’s professional programs, which include undergraduate business (Learning Teams) and graduate programs in business administration, public health and education. Elizabeth Strong has been named Academic Program Coordinator for Professional Programs. Strong earned a Master of Science in Resource Economics from Oregon State University after earning a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Development from Illinois State University. Strong, a resident of Bolingbrook, has worked as a tax consultant, high school teacher and market assessment analyst, and has expertise in problem-solving, time management, customer service, various computer applications and office management. Elizabeth Boone has been named Faculty Services Coordinator for Professional Programs. Boone earned a Master of Pyschology with a concentration in Health Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from National Louis University. Boone, an Oswego resident, has served in a number of sales and marketing positions and has expertise in personnel management, team leadership, training and development, and strategic planning. Debra Kaszuba, who earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Benedictine University, has been named Assistant to the Dean. Kaszuba, a resident of Bolingbrook, previously worked in product management at Lucent Technologies. The Moser College, which provides educational programs and support to more than 1,000 adult and graduate students, is committed to excellence, collaboration, professionalism and respect, and aspires to provide a high quality educational experience while serving its students, faculty, staff and professional partners. The Moser College of Adult and Professional Studies offers an Associate of Arts in Business Administration; a Bachelor of Arts in Management; a Master of Business Administration; a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy, a Master of Education in Leadership and Administration; a Master of Public Health; and an Alternative Teacher Certification program in mathematics and science. The Moser College offers programs through two major delivery modes – online learning and learning teams. Classes convene at the Moser Center, located at 1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102 in Naperville, and at various off-site centers such as the University Center of Lake County, the Bellwood Learning Center and Springfield College in Illinois.


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.