River Forest, IL – Roberto Curci, dean of Dominican University’s Brennan School of Business, has been named one of 50 Business Leaders of Color by Chicago United. Curci was selected for his impressive qualifications, skills and experience. He has served as the dean of Dominican’s business school since 2015 and vice provost for strategic initiatives and external relations since 2019. Curci holds a PhD in international business and finance from the University of Texas Pan American, an MBA from the University of Miami, and a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from ICESI University in Calí, Colombia.

Curci also owns and serves as president of Rome International Properties, Inc., a real estate investment company operating in Illinois and Florida, and Global Market Ventures, Inc., a business consulting firm working primarily with minority-owned businesses. Prior to his tenure with Dominican, Curci was the associate dean of Butler University’s Andre B. Lacy School of Business. He has lived and worked in Latin America, Europe and Asia in addition to the U.S. and is regularly invited to teach seminars and provide consulting services in these areas of the world.

Curci serves on the board of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and is a former board member of the Business Association of Latin American Studies, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Indianapolis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Indiana Latino Institute.

Chicago United is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating an inclusive business environment and a corps of racially diverse CEOs, executive level managers, and corporate board members. The organization will celebrate the 2021 Business Leaders of Color at its annual Bridge Awards Dinner on November 18.

About Dominican University

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in information studies. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #10 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, the best value in the Chicago area and #1 in Illinois for ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.