2010
Corporate consultant to address annual commencement ceremonies

Corporate consultant to address annual commencement ceremonies
May 6, 2010

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

William J. Bartlett II, founder and president of Corporate Strategies & Solutions, Inc., A Sandler Training Center, will address Benedictine University’s 117th Commencement Convocation on Sunday, May 16 at the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex. Commencement activities begin with a Mass at 7:45 a.m. at St. Procopius Abbey. The gates to the Sports Complex will open at 8:30 a.m. Commencement ceremonies for associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree candidates will begin with a procession from Kindlon Hall at 9:45 a.m. A reception will follow commencement in the Krasa Student Center. Bartlett is a critically-acclaimed coach and facilitator who excels at identifying core challenges and implementing growth strategies. He is a no-nonsense professional who is sought after both nationally and internationally by business CEOs as well as sports professionals, and has a lengthy client list that reads like a Fortune 500 Who’s Who. Bartlett serves on Benedictine University’s Board of Trustees and is chair of the Advancement Committee. He graduated from LeMoyne College, a Jesuit college in upstate New York, with a degree in English in 1973. Parking for commencement is available on the Benedictine University campus and across the street at Benet Academy, 2200 Maple Ave. In addition, remote parking will be available at Lisle Senior High School, 1800 Short St., and the Lisle Park District, 1825 Short St. Shuttle buses will transport guests between these lots and the Sports Complex between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. For more information about commencement ceremonies at Benedictine University, visit the commencement web page at www.ben.edu/commencement.

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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.