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Benedictine selects Darrell Radson as new Dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business

October 8, 2018

Darrell RadsonIn its ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality education to students from around the world, Benedictine University (BenU) is proud to welcome Darrell Radson, Ph.D, as the new dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business. Dr. Radson will join the Benedictine community on January 1, 2019.

“Dr. Radson’s wealth of administrative experience and fundraising acumen will serve him well in elevating the profile of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business among the region’s business schools and in fostering mutually beneficial partnerships with industry and community organizations,” said Benedictine University Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. James E. Payne. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Radson’s caliber join the Benedictine community.”

A long-time administrator and professor with 25 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Radson comes to BenU from Bradley University where he served as the dean of Foster College of Business. During his tenure at Bradley University, both the undergraduate and graduate programs received their highest rankings in the history of the college: #42 in the latest 2016 Bloomberg BusinessWeek undergraduate rankings and #82 in the 2018 US News & World Report Part-Time MBA rankings.

Before Bradley University, Dr. Radson was the dean of the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University, the head of the Department of Decision Sciences at LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, associate dean and director of graduate business programs at the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University, and associate dean in the School of Continuing Education and associate professor at the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Dr. Radson began his career in higher education as a first-generation student at a community college. He later transferred to Northwestern University where he earned a bachelors degree in Political Science. Dr. Radson earned his Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan where he also earned masters degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering, Statistics, and Political Science.

Dr. Radson’s research in the area of statistical methods for quality improvement has been published in leading journals and presented at numerous academic conferences. He is also the recipient of teaching awards at two universities.

In addition to his exceptional work as an academic leader, Dr. Radson is also an accomplished fundraiser. He successfully participated in the fundraising efforts for Bradley’s Business and Engineering Complex, currently under construction, which will be the new home for the business and engineering colleges. Previously, at Michigan Tech, Dr. Radson secured three endowed professorships in the School of Business and Economics.


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 nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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