November 18, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan walks on the sideline before a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Shahid Khan To Give Illinois Commencement Address


We all know him as the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Shahid Khan is also an entrepreneur in vehicle assembly with his company Flex-N-Gate.  A distinguished alumnus of The University of Illinois, Khan has been invited to give the commencement address for both University of Illinois ceremonies on May 12th.

For those of you who have never been to Champaign or Urbana, Illinois, Shad Khan’s mark is all over the place.  Whether it’s the headquarters of Urbana-based Flex-N-Gate, the new library in Illinois, or his rising star among distinguished engineering graduates, Khan is a very visibile member of the community.  Illinois may award him an honorary doctorate degree, according to the News-Gazette.

This is very big honor for Khan, and, from his Jaguar family to his Champaign-Urbana family, we congratulate him.

- Luke N. Sims

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