Honorary Degrees (created by the Board)

The By-laws define the duties and composition of the committee as follows: "The President's Advisory Committee and the Rector of the Board shall constitute a Committee on Honorary Degrees which shall be chaired by the Provost. The Board, on its own initiative or upon recommendation of the Committee, may from time to time grant such honorary degrees as it deems proper, and must approve honorary degree recipients."

Elizabeth Oliver, Chair

Ex Officio Members:

  • Mike McAlevey, Rector of the Board of Trustees
  • Elilzabeth Oliver, Interim Provost and Professor of Accounting
  • Brant Hellwig, Dean of the School of Law
  • Lena Hill, Dean of The College
  • Robert Straughan, Dean of the Williams School

Advisory Committee Members:

Mary (Molly) Michelmore, Professor, History - 2018-2021
Holly Pickett, Associate Professor, English - 2018-2021
Lisa Greer, Professor, Geology, 2018-2021
Russell Miller, Professor of Law (LS) - 2018-2021 (replacing John (J.D.) King, Professor of Law (LS) - 2018-2021)
Kevin Beanland, Professor, Mathematics - 2020-2023 (replacing Toni Locy, Professor of Journalism - 2019-2022)
Karla Murdock, Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science - 2019-2022
Katherine (Katie) Shester, Associate Professor of Economics - 2020-2023
Alecia Swasy, Professor of Business Journalism - 2020-2023
Erich Uffelman, Professor of Chemistry - 2020-2023