Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology Honors U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush With Doctorate of Humanities

May 9, 2017
Press Release
Honoris Causa for Outstanding Contributions to Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, honoris causa, from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) for his outstanding contributions to Chicago. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10 a.m. A multidisciplinary committee of faculty and administrative leaders selected Rush for this honor. The Honorary Doctorate is the highest accolade that the university bestows on an individual for accomplishments in the technical, professional and humanitarian fields.

Illinois Tech is a private, Ph.D.-granting research university with programs in engineering, science, architecture, law, human sciences, design, business and applied technology. More than 7,800 graduate and undergraduate students study at IIT.

Rush received a master’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois and a Masters of Theology from McCormick Theological Seminary.