Honorary Degrees

The university grants honorary degrees during the convocation ceremony each year to recognize “excellence in any valued aspect of human endeavor, including the realm of scholarship, public service, and the performing arts.” (Faculty Handbook, 3, III.X)

Recipients are announced in May prior to the university's commencement ceremonies.

Honorary Degree Recipients

Kamoya Kimeu
Doctor of Science

Harvey F. Lodish
Doctor of Science

Marc H. Morial
Doctor of Humane Letters

William F. Baker, PhD
Doctor of Humane Letters

Robert J. Herbold, PhD, MS
Doctor of Humane Letters

Suzanne Elise Walsh, JD, MSSA
Doctor of Humane Letters

Beth Mooney
Doctor of Humane Letters

David Scadden
Doctor of Science

Peter van Dijk
Doctor of Humane Letters

François-Philippe Champagne
Doctor of Laws 

Delos “Toby” Cosgrove
Doctor of Science

Anne S. Pruitt-Logan
Doctor of Humane Letters