Author, Educator, TEDx Speaker Dr. Emad Rahim to Address Ashford University's Fall Class of 2018

Students will travel to San Diego from all over the country to receive their diplomas at commencement ceremony

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University announced that author Dr. Emad Rahim will deliver the keynote address at its fall commencement. Ashford's commencement ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr. in San Diego, Calif.

Ashford University announced that author Dr. Emad Rahim will deliver the keynote address at its fall commencement. Ashford’s commencement ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 14, at Viejas Arena, 5500 Canyon Crest Dr. in San Diego, Calif.

Rahim was born in a concentration camp in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. He arrived to the United States with his family as a refugee living in Brooklyn New York and was raised in Syracuse, New York. After struggling with street violence, gangs, drugs, poverty, family abuse, and dyslexia as an adolescent, he found his way through higher education to become an award-winning educator, entrepreneur, author and community leader.

He authored Resilience: From Killing Fields to Boardroom and co-authored The Inclusive Leader: An Applied Approach to Diversity, Change, and Management and Foundations of Social Responsibility and Its Application to Change.

He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes Magazine, IntelligentHQ, World Class Magazine, The Post Standard, VICE, and Rutgers' The Humanist and CEO Magazine, and interviewed on the BBC, NPR, StoryCorps, PBS, and multiple podcasts. 

Dr. Rahim currently serves as the Kotouc Family Endowed Chair and Professor at Bellevue University, and is a managing partner of IntelligentHQ.com. He was the former University Dean at Colorado Tech. He has also been invited as a Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University and Lebanon Valley College, and appointed as the Distinguished Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Oklahoma State University and Whitman School of Management.

Dr. Rahim has earned advanced post-doctoral credentials from Harvard University, Tulane University, and the University of Maryland University College. He has a Doctorate of Management and two graduate degrees in business from Colorado Tech, and completed his undergraduate education at State University of New York Empire State College.

For more information on Ashford's fall 2018 commencement, visit https://www.ashford.edu/online-learning-experience/graduation

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