In addition, LaHood will receive an honorary doctor of public administration degree from BC. The commencement exercises are scheduled for May 23 in Alumni Stadium at 10 a.m.
LaHood was named the 16th secretary of transportation in January 2009. He previously served as a seven-term Republican congressman from Illinois.
Harvard University announced last month that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia would be the principal speaker at its 360th commencement May 2.
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