DeVry University Appoints Dr. Susan Malekpour as National Dean of College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Malekpour brings extensive academic and institutional management experience to the career-oriented university

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., September 30, 2013

DeVry University announced today the appointment of Susan Malekpour, Ed.D., as national dean of itsCollege of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She will be responsible for leading the college’s direction, growth and programs, ensuring continued development of the faculty and deans, and achieving quality student learning outcomes.

Dr. Malekpour’s distinguished background includes experience in higher education, corporate and nonprofit settings. Most recently, she was dean of the School of Education and General Education Studies at American Intercontinental University, where she was responsible for the institution’s academic integrity, high-quality learning, student retention, and compliance with regulatory requirements and accreditations standards. Dr. Malekpour also previously served as the institution’s dean of academic affairs and senior director of institutional effectiveness.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Malekpour to our team of esteemed academic leaders,” said Donna M. Loraine, Ph.D., provost/vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University and dean of its Keller Graduate School of Management. “Dr. Malekpour’s extensive background in higher education will be invaluable as we continue to meet the needs of a diverse student population and empower students to reach their education and career goals."

Prior to her roles at American Intercontinental University, Dr. Malekpour was program chair of medical assisting at Robert Morris College. Throughout her career, she has contributed to numerous professional publications and has presented on adaptive learning environments and general education goals and assessment.

Dr. Malekpour is an active member of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), American Society for Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and American Society of Microbiologists (ASM). She holds a doctorate in education with a focus on adult education from National Louis University and a Master of Science in microbiology and Bachelor of Science in medical technology from Northern Illinois University.

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DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit


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