PEORIA, Ill. -- Former United States Secretary of Transportation and Congressman Ray LaHood was named the first Honorary Senior Distinguished Fellow for the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service at Bradley University on Tuesday.
Bradley says that Secretary LaHood will participate in national public policy symposiums on Bradley’s campus and guest lecture to Bradley students.
“The outstanding 36 year public service career of former Secretary Ray LaHood embodies the kind of principled leadership Bradley University seeks to develop in our students as they become the next generation of public service leaders,” said Bradley University President Joanne Glasser.
LaHood received his Bachelor of Science degree in education and sociology from Bradley in 1971 and served on the Bradley Board of Trustees from 1999-2006.
LaHood was a former U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1996 to 2008 and then became the Secretary of Transportation under President Barack Obama in 2009. LaHood is the only Republican Obama cabinet nominee who has served in elective office.