Robert Alan Pritzker was associated with IIT on many levels: as an alumnus, teacher, benefactor, chair of the Board of Trustees, and University Regent. In 1954 he became president of the Colson Company, which in 1964 merged with his other companies as The Marmon Group. In 1982 Pritzker’s foresight and financial support led to the creation of the Pritzker Institute for Biomedical Engineering. In 1996 he and fellow trustee Robert W. Galvin each made a $60 million pledge to initiate the successful $250 million IIT Challenge Campaign.
BS IE 1946, Honorary Doctorate 1984