Submit nominations for honorary degrees

Provost W. A. “Bud” Baeslack II invites members of the university community to submit nominations for honorary degrees. This honor recognizes people whose work exemplifies the highest ideals and standards of “excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts.” (Faculty Handbook, 3, III.X)

The honorary degree committee, chaired by the provost, includes a member from each faculty, University Marshal Robin Dubin and Deputy Provost Lynn Singer. Nominations are to be submitted by Oct. 4 in order to be reviewed during the 2017 fall semester.

The nominee should not be informed of the nomination. Current members of the faculty, the staff or the Board of Trustees are not eligible for an honorary degree.

For full review, include the information listed below, and send to

Nominee Information:

  • Name
  • Nominating letter that explains the basis for the recommendation.
  • Nominee’s vita or biography
  • Letters of support (optional; a maximum of five)
  • Other supporting material (optional)

Nominator Information:

  • Name
  • Telephone
  • Email address
  • Affiliation (student, faculty, staff, alumni)

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