Benedictine names business school after Inland CEO

Updated 10/13/2016 12:29 PM

LISLE -- Benedictine University has named its College of Business after Daniel L. Goodwin, a local real estate executive and vice chair of the University's board of trustees.

A dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday. It marks the first time in the university's 129-year history that it has named a college after anyone.


Goodwin, a trustee at Benedictine since 1991, is the chairman and CEO of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies Inc., a multibillion dollar real estate and financial organization in Oak Brook.

He started as a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, and went on to form a series of real estate and financial companies which grew to make The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies one of the largest and most successful real estate organizations in the country.

His support for the university includes making the lead gift for the University's newest and largest academic building, the Goodwin Hall of Business, which opened in fall 2015.

He will give up to an additional $1.5 million if Benedictine meets his challenge to raise $5 million more for the College of Business.

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