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Dominican University is proud to announce the naming of The Borra College of Health Sciences in recognition of the generous, continuous support and leadership of Pier C. Borra and Renee Durand Borra, an alumna of Dominican University. Pier, a former university trustee, has over 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry and was the founder and CEO of companies that provide nursing and rehabilitation services.




​The Brennan School of Business is hosting a group of MBA students and administrators from Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile) from July 22-29. The visit is the result of a student exchange program that was established between Dominican and the Chilean university last year.

The Dominican University community is heartbroken and appalled by recent images of parents and children being forcefully separated as they attempt to enter the United States from Mexico. We support the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ statement condemning the U.S. administration’s policy of zero tolerance for immigrants seeking asylum in our country.

The Brennan School of Business at Dominican University commemorated 40 years of business education on April 17.

Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business has launched a new MBA course designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their practical business skills and, equally as important, to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the university’s history and mission. The new MBA Gateway Practicum, which is required of students following their completion of their foundation courses, covers the “how’s” and “why’s” that make a Dominican MBA unique in the Chicago market.

Professor of History David Perry wrote an op-ed piece in the Washington Post about the May 29 Portland (OR) train attack on three men who were defending two young women from verbal abuse by a white supremacist. The alleged attacker had posted on his Facebook page, "Hail, Vinland!".


Perry contends that white supremacists have their history wrong when they appropriate the Viking myths of Vinland and a pure white medieveal Europe to postion themselves as righteous defenders in the wars of race of religions that they think are coming.

Dominican University President Donna Carroll has been invited to participate in the first Higher Education Summit of the United States and Mexico March 29–31, 2017, in Guadalajara, Mexico. The summit meeting will explore partnership opportunities between Mexican and U.S. colleges and universities.

Dominican University will kick off on Friday, September 16 a two-month, community-wide Big Read program with a performance by Sones de Mexico Ensemble. The concert, which will be presented at 7 p.m. in Dominican’s Performing Arts Center.

Dominican University's athletic department again organized its Pack the Bus program to collect and deliver school supplies to students at Emerson School in Maywood and St. Catherine-St. Lucy School in Oak Park. Through cash donations and donated supplies from faculty, staff and students, our student-athletes were able to provide almost $1,000 worth of school supplies, ranging from folders and crayons to tissues and hand sanitizers, to the two schools.

Dominican University has named Sheila Radford-Hill, PhD, as chief diversity officer, effective July 1, 2015. As a member of the Dominican leadership team, Radford-Hill will collaborate with university and community stakeholders to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical aspect of Dominican’s mission, vision and values.