Lisle, Illinois ~ Benedictine University announced today that the Board of Trustees has named Michael D. Bromberg Springfield branch campus president. Bromberg will report to William J. Carroll, Ph.D., who continues to serve as president of Benedictine University.
Bromberg served as the dean of Academic Affairs for Benedictine University at Springfield since 2007, and the school’s chief executive officer since 2012.
“This past December the University Board of Trustees approved an aggressive strategic plan for the Springfield branch campus This plan lays out some fundamental changes intended to deal with the unique nature of our community and the evolving character of our campus,” Bromberg said. “My primary responsibility will lie in identifying and managing the internal and external resources necessary to accomplish the challenges laid out in our strategic plan.”
Carroll touted Bromberg’s leadership at the Springfield branch campus as vital to not only its growth but to servicing the needs of the Springfield community.
“This title change recognizes the work Mike has done in moving the University forward and provides a more recognizable presence in the Springfield community as we grow the institution,” Carroll said.
As a branch campus president, Bromberg will be responsible for specific academic decisions, including reporting on issues related to accreditation, providing a state board filing local contact, University representation in professional associations, and other issues that pertain to the overall University at state and national levels.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois and Mesa, Arizona. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 55 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate and four doctoral programs. Benedictine University is ranked No. 1 among the country's fastest-growing campuses between 2002-2012 in The Chronicle of Higher Education's list of private nonprofit doctoral institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. Benedictine University's Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain's Chicago Business as the sixth largest in the Chicago area in 2014.