2017 NYIT Honorary Degree Recipients

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NYIT will honor two accomplished graduates with two honorary degrees at the 56th commencement ceremony. According to the NYIT website, the recipients of the honor are Humayun J. Chaudhry (D.O. 91), president and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States; and Richard Daly (B.S. ’74), CEO and president, Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Mr. Daly will receive the Doctor of Commercial Science and the deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2017. Dr. Chaudhry will receive a Doctor of Science and speak at the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) Hooding ceremony on Monday, May 22. NYIT Interim President Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., said, “We are honored to recognize these role models who have contributed so much to their respective fields and who embody the values and attributes for which NYIT stands as a global university.”

In his current position, Dr. Chaudhry represents the nation’s state medical licensing boards and co-sponsors the United States Medical Licensing Examination. He is a clinical associate professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Last year, he became the chair of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities and was listed by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in America.

The former NYIT and NYITCOM graduate also stayed to his NYIT roots from 2001-2007 as the chairman of the Department of Medicine and assistant dean at NYITCOM. He spent 14 years in the United States Air Force Reserve, rising to the rank of major.

Mr. Daly has a number of accomplishments in his career. He founded and was directly responsible for the Investor Communications Solutions business, which only had 2 employees when it was sold to ADP in 1989. Now, ICS has over 4,000 associates globally and $2.2 billion in revenue. Mr. Daly was president of the brokerage services group of ADP as well as corporate officer. He is the founding member of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County and serves as an honorary director. Also, Mr. Daly is the director of the SIFMA Foundation and a member of the advisory board for the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

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