Illinois Tech Headliners

Raj Echambadi

“Our job at Illinois Tech has got to be about educating leaders of diverse backgrounds—be it women, be it people of color, be it racial ethnic minorities or differently abled—and then provide that talent pipeline of technologically oriented, educated individuals to the big tech companies, if you will.”

Raj Echambadi, who will begin his tenure as the 10th president of Illinois Institute of Technology on August 16, in an interview on WTTW’s news show Chicago Tonight

Carolyn Shapiro

“It is so deeply offensive that I don’t think it’s appropriate.”

—Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor of Law Carolyn Shapiro, commenting on language used by former Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, highlighted in the article “The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott” in The New Yorker

April Welch

“This could be part of the answer to violence.”

—Illinois Tech Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives April Welch (TCID ’09), director of the university’s Esports and Digital Arts Center, who spoke on ABC 7 WLS-TV about gaming initiatives and the formation of the Bronzeville Esports League