Professor, University President, Honorary Trustee | Years at Roosevelt: 1946–2010
In 1936, Rolf Weil arrived in Chicago as a refugee from Nazi Germany. Weil understood the struggles that came with pursuing an education and identified with Roosevelt’s social justice mission. He worked hard to make sure Roosevelt University was affordable for all students.
Weil helped plan and create the Heller College of Business, serving as the dean and later as the president of Roosevelt University from 1964 to 1988. He led the construction of the Herman Crown Center, which was the University’s first residence hall and student union, and the creation of the Albert A. Robin Campus in Arlington Heights.