2015 Great Immigrants Recipient

Ali Maleksadeh
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Ali Malekzadeh was named president of Roosevelt University in early 2015, and will assume his post on July 1. Born in Iran, Malekzadeh and his wife studied at the University of Denver, and soon after graduation were unable to return home due to the 1979 Iranian Revolution. They were granted asylum by the United States that year and later became U.S. citizens. Malekzadeh has been a business dean at private and public universities for 17 years. Updated July 2015