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.