Chicago IL: Chicago State University student body of 5000 and its faculty is waiting for Mr. Chandrababu Naidu’s visit to its campus to receive an honorary doctorate. CSU first time in its history announced an honorary doctorate to a foreign head of government Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of State of Andhra Pradesh, India.
As university prepares to host him at a mega event, top officials of university requested the Indian media to give more insights about the Chief Minister’s visit and its impact on CSU and South Side of Chicago.
Speaking about the CSU, Dr. Thomas J. Calhoun, Jr, President of Chicago State University said that, the Chicago State University is one of the great universities in Illinois, formed 150 years ago. Speaking on this awarding honorary doctorate to Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India, Dr. Calhoun, Jr, said that Chicago State University’s Board of Governors unanimously awarded an honorary doctorate to the Chief Minister. We anticipate that he will be visiting our campus to be awarded the degree. His work is world renowned. The way he utilized high technology to bring a higher standard of living for the people of low or meagre resources, and be very competitive in nationally and internationally in IT areas. On CSU acting as possible gateway for commerce between Andhra and Illinois, Dr. Calhoun said that, the two states have a lot to offer each other.
Dr. Angela Henderson, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs said that, entire CSU community is very excited and deeply honored that the Chief Minister will be visiting us. His visit will reverberate educationally, economically and having him visit us from India to speak to us and work with us will offer hope and inspiration to all.
Noted political science Professor Dr. Bernard Rowan in his comments described the Chief Minister as a great leader and a person open to other cultures and societies and in the mission of serving those whom not have been served as properly as they should have been in the past, and building a bridge to the future.
Dr. David Kanis, Professor and Vice President in his remarks said that, “We are anxiously waiting for the arrival of the Chief Minister. What he could do to the South Side of Chicago is to inspire the both old and young to do special things with their lives.”
Professor Rohan Attele, Chairman of Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, said that :the Chief Minister’s address will leave an indelible mark on our minds. His greatest legacy and the one he would cherish the most would be his inspiration of the young minds. They will be inspired to create, innovate, and lead the communities we serve on paths of upward mobility.”
Speaking about the Chief Minister’s visit, Dr. Rao Achanta, Chairman University-Industry Partnerships, said that, for past few years we have made tremendous progress in collaboration with universities in the Telugu speaking states. Dr. Achanta said that Mr. Chandrababu Naidu is only the second Head of a Government to receive an honorary doctorate from the University.
Chicago State University faculty and student body of more than a five thousand, eagerly await his visit. It will leave a long lasting impression on our minds inspiring them to succeed, adopt IT and various technologies for the betterment of their lives and contribute for uplifting of underserved communities.