AAUW Selects Alejandra Montoya to attend 2018 National Conference of Campus Women Student Leaders

May 17, 2018

Alejandra MontoyaBenedictine University’s Alejandra Montoya is one of two college students recently selected by the AAUW (American Association of University Women) Naperville-Area Branch to attend the National Conference of Campus Student Leaders (NCCWSL.).

The conference will be held May 30 to June 2018 at the University of Maryland. A thousand young women are expected to attend the event which will feature keynote speaker, Tarana Burke, an activist for survivors of sexual abuse.

A psychology and criminal justice major, with a minor in Spanish, Montoya is very active on campus including serving on the Student Senate.

The AAUW Naperville will provide Montoya $800 to attend the conference. In talking about her conference goals, the Cicero, Illinois native stated, I would love to be surrounded by other leaders who have gone through completely different routes and have met up at the same place for one point in time. With this experience I would love to learn different qualities of leadership and bring them back to my community.”


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls more than 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the eighth consecutive year in 2018. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.

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