This month's Good Morning Schaumburg was reassuring for the community. Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, newly elected President at Roosevelt University, provided some encouragement when talking about the future of the school.
Dr. Malekzadeh was previously the dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. He brings with him 17 years of experience as he was also dean of business at Xavier as well St. Cloud State University.
It wasn't hard to tell that Dr. Malekzadeh is passionate about the success of Roosevelt University. He brought with him many stories that he hopes resonate with the attendees. One story Dr. Malekzadeh brought up was about a class he was teaching called entrepreneurship.
It was the day of a test, 5 weeks in, and a student motioned for Dr. Malekzadeh to come by him as he had a question. The student says, "what does this word mean", referring to the word "entrepreneurship". Sadly, the class was 5 weeks in and the student didn't know the word which happened to be the name of the class!
Dr. Malekzadeh brought this up after being asked about the success rate of Schaumburg High School students getting their degree. Even though the number was just above 90%, Dr. Malekzadeh went on to say that, as a country, we need to stop making excuses. Nowadays, it seems that we are more concerned about students passing than actually learning.
While it may seem minimal, considering we have 90% of students earning their high school degree, that doesn't mean they go on to earn their college degree. There are many concerns that get in the way such as family issues, budget, etc.
Understandably, Dr. Malekzadeh's concerns can't be fixed in the span of a year but the important part is that he has a vision. Hearing him talk about his strategies and the growth of Roosevelt University and Schaumburg as a whole is uplifting. It will be exciting to see Dr. Malekzadeh continue his new position as President of Roosevelt University.
Posted on Feb, 09
by Mark Czarny filed under