Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University Illinois were notified by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), their primary accreditor, that the HLC has approved their joint application to make Robert Morris part of Roosevelt. The transaction closed on March 9, 2020.

The integrated University will continue under the name of Roosevelt University. Ali Malekzadeh will continue as president of Roosevelt and Robert Morris’ former president, Mablene Krueger, will be the chief operating officer of Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus.

The combination of the two universities will allow them to build on their historic missions that honor diversity and access to education, welcoming first-generation students and minorities. The new Roosevelt will be nationally recognized as a catalyst for students from all walks of life to receive transformational learning experiences. Students who attend the expanded University will become socially conscious citizens who thrive in a diverse and changing world.

There will be a new college, the Robert Morris Experiential College, in which many of Robert Morris’ current programs will reside. Its Bachelor of Science in nursing and associate degrees in allied health complement the strong baccalaureate programs that Roosevelt has in biology, biochemistry, allied health and health science administration. Robert Morris offers a Master of Information Systems that is folding into Roosevelt’s computer science programs. New programs exist with the Robert Morris University associate degree in culinary arts added to complement Roosevelt’s Bachelor of Science in hospitality management degree. The expansion of extracurricular programming includes several new athletic programs, marching band, cheer/dance programs and the newly popular eSports program, to name just a few. See the full list of programs.

Archives | Building a Stronger University Newsletter

The Building a Stronger University newsletter is a regular communication designed to inform Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University students, faculty and staff of important updates regarding the anticipated integration.

October 15, 2019 | Newsletter #1
October 22, 2019 | Newsletter #2
October 29, 2019 | Newsletter #3
November 5, 2019 | Newsletter #4
November 12, 2019 | Newsletter #5
November 19, 2019 | Newsletter #6
December 3, 2019 | Newsletter #7
December 10, 2019 | Newsletter #8
January 7, 2020 | Newsletter #9
January 14, 2020 | Newsletter #10
January 22, 2020 | Newsletter #11
January 28, 2020 | Newsletter #12
February 4, 2020 | Newsletter #13
February 12, 2020 | Newsletter #14
February 13, 2020 | Newsletter #15
February 14, 2020 | Newsletter #16
February 18, 2020 | Newsletter #17
February 25, 2020 | Newsletter #18
March 3, 2020 | Newsletter #19
March 11, 2020 | Newsletter #20