Honorary Degree Nomination Committee (superseded by P17-06)

Month/Year Posted: 
September, 2006
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The Board of Trustees of the California State University allows campus presidents to nominate no more than two persons for an honorary degree in any given academic year.

The Honorary Degree Nominating Committee will serve as the campus review committee to invite, receive and evaluate campus recommendations for honorary degrees. The committee members will consist of:

Chair: Vice President, University Advancement

Type: Administrative

Meetings: As needed


Provost/Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dean, Research, Graduate Studies & International Programs

President, General Faculty

Chair, Academic Senate

President, Alumni Association

Faculty member (recommended by the Senate Appointments Committee for appointment by the President) (two-year term)

Dean (appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Senate Executive Committee) (two-year term)

President, Associated Students

The Honorary Degree Nominating Committee will solicit nominations for review from faculty, staff and alumni annually at the beginning of the fall semester. This process will be administered by University Advancement in accordance with the CSU Board of Trustees’ Guidelines. The guidelines are included in the attachment section of AA-2005-44, which can be viewed at http://www.calstate.edu/acadAff/codedmemos/index.shtml.

Recommendations will be forwarded to the President by mid-November.

All material pertaining to recommendations for honorary degrees will be handled as confidential.