August 2, 2021

Illinois Tech Hires Raj Echambadi as Next President | Chicago News

The Illinois Tech campus in Bronzeville. (WTTW News)

The Illinois Institute of Technology has a new president, starting in August. 

The research university has selected Raj Echambadi to lead the Bronzeville-based institution. 

“To me, that founding vision of providing affordable and accessible education to all is what attracted me to Illinois Tech,” said Echambadi, who comes to Chicago from Northeastern University in Boston. 

The move comes as Chicago strives to bolster its local tech industry while it emerges from the pandemic and grapples with ongoing questions of equity and community engagement.  

“Illinois Tech is the only technologically oriented institution in Chicago, and therefore it has a very vital role to play with breakthrough technologies, changing the way we work, we live, we learn,” Echambadi said. “Advancing technology for all, so that we have an…

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