Benedictine University hires dean from Bradley University

Benedictine University in Lisle said Darrell Radson is the new dean of the Daniel L. Goodwin College of Business.

He will join the Benedictine community on Jan. 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, James E. Payne. "We are very fortunate to have someone of Dr. Radson's caliber join the Benedictine community."

A longtime administrator and professor with 25 years of experience to his credit, Radson's 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: No. 42 in the latest 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek undergraduate rankings and No. 82 in the 2018 US News & World Report Part-Time MBA rankings.

Before Bradley University, 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.

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 bachelor's degree in Political Science. He 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.

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.

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