William Carroll

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      Elliott Peppers
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:President
    • Organization:Benedictine University
    • Area of Expertise:China, China, Vietnam, Higher Education
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      Area(s) of expertise: China, China, Vietnam, Higher Education
      Summary of expertise:
      William J. Carroll, Ph.D. has served as the 10th president of Benedictine University since July 1995. Carroll is a visible and active leader in the community, serves on many boards and has received numerous awards for his leadership in higher education.

      He initiated free degree programs for First Responders and the Illinois unemployed, built an accelerated adult program to serve adult students throughout Illinois, revamped the campus buildings and infrastructure, established branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and in Mesa, Arizona; developed complete on-the-ground programs in China and Vietnam, put in place a growing set of online programs, developed nursing completion programs at local community colleges while charging state tuition rates, has overseen campus enrollment growth from 1,200 to more than 10,000 students; and has been a leading architect in making Benedictine University one of the most diverse campuses in the country.

      He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Scranton, and a master’s and doctoral degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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