2009
Benedictine faculty member named president of management organization

Benedictine faculty member named president of management organization
November 4, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
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Therese Yaeger, associate professor in the Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.) and Ph.D. in Organization Development (O.D.) programs at Benedictine University, was named the 46th president of the Midwest Academy of Management during the group’s conference in Chicago on October 22-24. The 52nd annual Midwest Academy of Management Conference at the Palmer House Hilton drew faculty and students from a number of local, state and regional universities, including DePaul University, St. Ambrose University, University of Illinois, University of Toledo and Roosevelt University. “This was a proud moment for Benedictine University,” said Peter Sorensen, chair of the M.S.M.O.B. and O.D. programs at Benedictine. “The Benedictine University College of Business is proud to play a major role in an organization which has produced a number of leading scholars in the field of management. “These accomplishments help to secure the Benedictine University Ph.D. and master’s programs as among the preeminent programs in the field,” he added. The 2009 Midwest Academy of Management Conference had a record attendance of more than 220 participants and 120 academic sessions. Benedictine University was the primary sponsor with more than 80 participants. The Midwest Academy of Management provides the forum for the expression of the latest management theory and research, reveals knowledge and resources to fellow academicians, and provides a balanced view of the mainstream dimensions of major areas encompassed by management. The Midwest Academy of Management is one of only five regional affiliates of the National Academy of Management, the leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations. The Academy of Management is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world. Today, the Academy is the professional home for more than 18,000 members from 107 nations.

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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.