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Honorary degrees will be awarded to an individual for one or more of the following reasons:

  • to recognize an exceptional scholarly, intellectual or artistic achievement;
  • to recognize extraordinary service to the institution; and/or
  • to recognize outstanding contributions to the community.

Nominations for honorary degree recipients should be made to president’s team via the executive associate to the president by January.  Nominations may be submitted by board members, individual employees and college offices, departments, and committee or cross-functional teams.  Selected nominations will be sent to the board for approval.

Policy Manual Review/Revision:  11/04/11