Mablene Krueger and Ali Malekzadeh
Roosevelt University President Ali Malekzadeh and Robert Morris University Illinois President Mablene Krueger

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Laura Janota, Roosevelt University, 312-341-3511 or


Ali R. Malekzadeh, president of Roosevelt University, and Mablene Krueger, president of Robert Morris University Illinois, will discuss the current and future realities in higher education, focusing on the evolving landscape that has forced many universities to reimagine how they do business. Former long-time WGN-TV anchor Robert H. Jordan, Jr. will moderate the “Charting a Future Course in Higher Education” discussion with members and friends of the City Club of Chicago.


11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 10


Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave., Chicago

About Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,000 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 75 undergraduate and 15 graduate and doctoral programs across five colleges and online, including in arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. During 2020, Roosevelt will mark its 75th anniversary with a yearlong program of special events. For more information, visit:

About Robert Morris University

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and authorized by the Illinois State Board of Education. As a not-for-profit university in Illinois, RMU prepares students to be practitioners in their chosen fields at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, Elgin, Orland Park, Peoria, and Lake County. For more information, visit:

Of Note:

Roosevelt has submitted an application to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to make Robert Morris University Illinois a part of Roosevelt University. This application is subject to the approval of the HLC and the governing boards of Roosevelt and Robert Morris. HLC will need to take steps to review the proposal and will likely reach a decision in early 2020.

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