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Honorary Degree Recipients

Howard A. Tullman

Howard A. Tullman Howard A. Tullman is the chief executive officer of 1871—where digital startups get their start—and the general managing partner of G2T3V, LLC, and Chicago High Tech Investment Partners. He is a member of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ChicagoNEXT initiative and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Cultural Advisory Council, the Innovate Illinois Advisory and the Illinois Arts Councils, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s New Media Council. Tullman is an adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management and an advisor to many startups. He is the former chairman and CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint College and former president of Kendall College. Over the past 48 years Tullman has successfully founded more than a dozen high-tech companies.

He will receive an Honorary Doctor of Business, honoris causa, recognizing his outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship in Chicago.