Philadelphia Business Journal names Houshmand to Power 100

Philadelphia Business Journal names Houshmand to Power 100


The Philadelphia Business Journal once again has named Dr. Ali A. Houshmand to its Power 100 list of the most influential people in the region.

The publication's editorial team cited Houshmand for developing and executing the bold strategy that is propelling the remarkable growth of the University. 

The Philadelphia Business Journal wrote: "His personal story, rising from extreme poverty in Iran as a child to leading what's now a major research institution, is compelling alone, but when mixed with his own passionate, out-of-the-box approach, Houshmand's become one of the region's most prominent and successful leaders in higher education."

This is the third year in a row the Philadelphia Business Journal has included Houshmand on the Power 100 list. The publication's recognition follows the Educator of the Year Award the Research & Development Council of New Jersey presented to Houshmand earlier this month.