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Hamid Shirvani, Ph.D. FRSA, FASLA

Professor Hamid Shirvani FRSA, FASLA, is a distinguished scholar and academic leader who has worked in the field of higher education for 39 years, with 28 years spent in senior level executive leadership and management posts.

He has served as a Senior Fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities: Chancellor of the North Dakota University System; President of California State University Stanislaus; Provost and Executive Vice President at Chapman University and; Vice President for Graduate Studies and Research at Queens College of the City University of New York; Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell; and Dean of the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Denver. In addition, he has served on the faculties of the State University of New York at Syracuse and the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University, an M.L.A. from Harvard University, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he is a graduate of the Polytechnic of Central London. Professor Shirvani has also served on numerous public and private boards.