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The Schaumburg Advisory Council will unite alumni and friends of the university to invigorate the Schaumburg Campus, restore it to its full-service vitality, and advise on programs and outreach to shape its future. The Council will meet quarterly and work collaboratively with Roosevelt’s Community Engagement leadership.

Join the Schaumburg Advisory Council to chart our course forward.

In 2016, Roosevelt University celebrates two milestones in its northwest suburban history: the 40th anniversary of its inception and the 20th anniversary of the Schaumburg campus. In those years, Roosevelt has cemented its place in the community. In looking forward to the next 20 years, Roosevelt’s new president, Dr. Ali Malekzadeh, seeks to recalibrate its relevance as community partner and grow campus opportunity. In pursuit of those goals, the university will convene a Schaumburg Advisory Council.

Community anchor

Roosevelt first opened its northwest suburban doors in 1976, in Arlington Heights’ Forest View Educational Center. Its move to the Albert A. Robin Campus in 1996 anchored its place in the community and expanded its thriving student body. It was then—and still is—the area’s only comprehensive university. Today, the Schaumburg campus attracts the majority of its students from within 10 miles of campus and counts 7,200 alumni among its graduates.

Economic development engine

Many of those thousands of graduates have remained within the northwest suburbs, taking their top-rate education and finely honed skills to the businesses that drive the area’s economic engine. Furthermore, Roosevelt offers a path to undergraduate and graduate degrees and career advancement for thousands of students, including many who transfer from area community colleges. Their careers fuel tomorrow’s economic development.

Building a bright future

Roosevelt’s future vibrancy depends on its responsiveness to changing market needs. As the northwest suburban community grows and the demands for workforce education shift, the university must be poised to deliver skills and expertise to fuel that growth. To that end, Schaumburg Advisory Council members will play key roles in shaping the program offerings, recruitment outreach, and employment opportunities that position the campus for future success.

Schaumburg Advisory Council members offer counsel, direction, and connections in support of campus growth. They are enthusiastic about the work, optimistic about Roosevelt’s opportunities, and passionate about its place in the community. Together, they are contributing to Roosevelt’s bright future—and in that process, they’re strengthening us all.

Join the Schaumburg Advisory Council today.

Call 312-341-2375 or email Jennifer Tani at jtani@roosevelt.edu for more information and to discuss council membership.