Benedictine University recently welcomed two new faculty members to its Mesa campus, according to a press release.
Yelitza Diaz joined Benedictine’s biology department. She previously served on an adjunct basis for Benedictine, Paradise Valley Community College and Chandler Gilbert Community College. Diaz received her bachelor’s degree in general science at Pontifical Catholic University, an M.B.A. from Davenport University and a Doctor of Medicine from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Lucia.
The school’s business department welcomed Charles Johnson, also formerly an adjunct faculty member at Benedictine as well as Binh Duong University in Vietnam. Johnson received an M.B.A. from Benedictine University at Mesa and a J.D. from City University Los Angeles.
“A goal of our BenU2020 strategic plan is to raise the academic profile of the University by assuring excellence in all academic programs,” James Payne, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said in the release. “These new faculty will make a direct impact on the quality of our programs and enhance the student experience.”
Benedictine University’s Mesa campus is at 225 E. Main St. as a branch of the Lisle, Illinois, main campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic school.