The Office of the University Secretary, on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee, seeks nominations for honorary degrees for "Those persons who have contributed significantly to the cultural or scientific development of the Southwest, or to the spiritual or material welfare of its people."
Honorary degrees will be awarded only upon the approval of the Regents, based on recommendations from the Honorary Degree Committee, whose membership is set out in the Faculty Handbook. The Honorary Degree Committee is a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate Graduate & Professional Committee. Degrees are awarded at spring commencement.
Individuals and scholars whose contributions are of general significance and transcend geographic limitations should be considered. A successful nominee must have an exemplary record of academic or public accomplishment in keeping with the university's standards of rigor, quality and significance.
Nominators are asked to submit a letter stating in sufficient detail reasons for the nomination. Please include biographical information, a record of accomplishment and supporting letters. Because the selection committee must choose among illustrious nominees, provide as complete a nomination as possible.
Send nominations to:
Office of the University Secretary
Scholes Hall 103, MSC05 3340
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Oct. 14.
For more information and a list of past recipients, visit: Honorary Degrees.