Ali Rafieymehr, Friend of UMass Lowell Honors, Appointed Dean
The UMass Lowell Commonwealth Honors Program celebrates the recent appointment of Dr. Ali Rafieymehr as new dean of the University of New Hampshire at Manchester. Dr. Rafieymehr received his Ph.D in Computer Science from UMass Lowell under the direction of Professor Charlie Steele. After spending a career in industry, Ali has been an advocate for excellence in education inspiring many students to find their way. "He is one of my all-time favorite computer science alums." said Jim Canning who was head of the CS department during Ali's years. "He has such a great capacity to give of himself and he is full of life. It is a joy to see him have a fulfilling career in higher ed. His new appointment will enable him to help a broader class of students obtain their career goals and aspirations." In all that he does, Dr. Rafieymehr has behaved like an honors student. He has initiative and passion. He thinks outside the box. He comes up with new ideas to solve problems. He builds community. The UMass Lowell Honors Program wishes him all the best in his new position which will start on July 1, 2012. Ali is a friend of the UMass Lowell Honors Program as evidenced by the books in the honors library with his name on them. Why not pop into the honors library, find a book that has his name in it, and take it home to read?