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2020-2021 Alumni Award Recipient Celebration

Due to COVID, we will be celebrating our 2020 and 2021 Alumni Award Recipients together!

2021 Recipients Coming Soon!


2020 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Thirteen accomplished alumni were honored in the following categories: Distinguished Alumnus, Visionary and Rising Star. These distinctions recognize alumni who display leadership and innovation in their career fields as well as a personal dedication to philanthropic endeavors. Congratulations!

  Distinguished Alumnus
Nazneen Razi, Ph.D.

Nazneen RaziNazneen Razi, Ph.D. ’99 - Organizational Development, MBA '84 - Human Resources and Operations Management

Nazneen Razi is a two-time graduate of Benedictine University. She received her MBA in Human Resources and Operations Management in 1984 from Illinois Benedictine College. She later returned in 1999 to receive her Ph.D. in Organization Development.

Nazneen worked as a Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is a federation of 36 separate United States health insurance companies that provide health insurance in the United States to more than 106 million people.

After years of amazing contributions to the executive leadership team at Blue Cross Blue Shield, she became President and Principle for NRHR Talent Consulting. NRHR Talent Consulting is a leadership, culture, and human resource consulting service. Through her leadership, NRHR Talent Consulting is positioned to help their clientele, consisting of companies the likes of Blue Cross Blue Shield, JLL, CNA and the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, just to name a few, deliver value through innovative and high impact HR strategies and talent solutions that drive exceptional business performance and create positive employee experience and engagement.

Through Nazneen’s Leadership, NRHR Talent Consulting has worked with start-ups, not-for-profits, and small to mid-size companies, as well as fortune 500 organizations. With her more than twenty years as a CHRO at large, Nazneen has utilized her experience in various industries such as healthcare, technology, real-estate, and insurance in both public and private sectors to provide unmatched leadership in the field of Human Resources and talent acquisition. She has also pursued her passion of sharing her wealth of experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate Human Resources courses.

2020 Visionaries

2020 Rising Stars

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Office of Alumni Relations

Jon-Pierre (J.P.) Bradley
Director of Alumni Relations
Phone: (630) 829-6077