Peoria Public Radio News
11:04 am
Wed August 21, 2013

LaHood named Distinguished Fellow at BU

Bradley University is honoring a politically famous alumnus. The university is naming former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and U.S. Congressman Ray LaHood the first Honorary Senior Distinguished Fellow for the Institute of Principled Leadership in Public Service.

The institute’s goal is to become a Midwestern think tank advocating for a bipartisan leadership approach to resolve the country’s most pressing issues. LaHood’s role will be to participate in national public policy symposiums on Bradley’s campus and guest lecture to the school’s students.

LaHood received his Bachelor of Science degree in education and sociology from BU in 1971. He served as a U.S. House Representative for 14 years. He was Secretary of Transportation under President Obama during his first term.