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Awarding Honorary Degrees Procedure - 61.07.01

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Howard Community College will award an honorary degree 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; 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 15.  Nominations may be submitted by board members, individual employees, college offices and departments, and committees or cross-functional teams.  Selected nominations will be recommended by the president to the board of trustees’ legislative and community relations committee (LCR).  The LCR will recommend the final slate of nominees to the board of trustees for approval.

The president of Howard Community College reserves the right to withdraw an honorary degree if circumstances warrant. Honorary degrees are reconsidered if there is evidence of individual legal impropriety or other act that could bring dishonor to the college.

Effective Date: 02/11/22

President's Office Use:  PRES

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