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Honorary Degree Recommendation Team

Purpose or Function: This Team will review nominations for honorary degrees, which are submitted by members of the faculty, administration, or Board of Regents. In reviewing the nominations, the committee will follow the guidelines in System Policy 11.7, University Rule 11.07.99.C1, and University Procedure 11.07.00.C1.01. Recommendations approved by the team will be forwarded to the President for further review. Honorary degrees must be approved by the Board of Regents.

Membership: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of College of Graduate Studies, the Speaker of the Faculty Senate, and one tenured full professor from each of the colleges, appointed by the Dean of the college.

Chair: Appointed by the President from the faculty representation on the committee

Responsible University Official: Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs



Term, if applicable

Ricard, Richard

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative


Phillips, Clarenda

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Jeffress, Gary

College of Science & Engineering Faculty Representative


Canales, JoAnn

Dean, College of Graduate Studies


Spaniol, Frank

Faculty Senate Speaker


Bray, Chris

College of Nursing & Health Sciences Faculty Representative


Lee, Jim

College of Business Faculty Representative


Quiroz, Anthony

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative


Last Updated: 03/13/2018