Veterans & Health Care Leaders to be Featured in Upcoming Information Sessions for PhD in Leadership

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Prospective Students of Ph.D./D.B.A. Program in Values-Driven Leadership to Speak on Program’s Benefits for Health Care Executives, Veterans, Military Officers


CHICAGO – June 27, 2018: Health care leaders, veterans, and military officers are invited to attend two upcoming information sessions that will feature graduates of Benedictine University’s Ph.D. and D.B.A. program in values-driven leadership. These online events are designed to help prospective students learn about the programs by hearing from recent graduates.

“Our doctoral program draws executive students from across the country and around the world,” says Dr. Jim Ludema, director of the program. “It’s a natural fit for both military officers and health care executives, because of the programs strong focus on ethics, leadership, and strategy.”

The program has twice been named the #1 program in leadership, by

The upcoming online information sessions are:

Veteran & Active Duty Officers – PhD Program Info Session – July 12

Advanced Degree PhD for Military Veteran Officers | Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, ReservesJuly 12, 2018: Online Information Session for Military Officers (Active Duty & Retired). Panelists in the session include:

Col. Joe Ricciardi, Ph.D., US Army Reserves; VP of Operations, SEFA, a food industry alliance organization.

Lt. Col. (retired) Brad Davis, Ph.D., US Air Force; a subject matter expert with Sawdey Solutions Services.

Learn more about the doctoral program’s fit for military officers and veterans

RSVP for the July 12 event.

Health Care Executive & Practitioner – PhD Program Info Session – July 19

July 19, 2018: Online Information Session for Health Care Executives, Practitioners, Administrators, and Management Professionals. Panelists in the session include:

Shelly Major, Ph.D.; Chief Nursing Officer for University of Illinois Health & Hospital System (UI Health).

Clarke Sabandal, Ph.D.; COO with TMS Health Solutions.

Learn more about the doctoral program’s fit for health care executives, including chief nursing officers, physician executives, and other providers. 

RSVP for the July 19 event.

At each online session, prospective students will receive an overview of the program from the program’s director, before hearing from the graduates. The session also includes time for question and answer.

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