As you know, the College has usually granted one or more honorary doctoral degrees as part of the spring Commencement ceremony. I am writing to invite suggestions for possible candidates for honorary degrees at the Spring 2020 Commencement. As a reminder, recipients of honorary doctoral degrees are typically individuals who have distinguished careers in the academy, the arts, or public service and who have a connection or special relevance to the College.  As in the past, nominations will be considered by an appointed faculty committee chaired by the Provost, which will forward its recommendations to the President.

Please submit any nomination to by no later than Friday, Jan. 17, 2020.

The committee looks forward to receiving your suggestions.  If you offer a nomination, please provide information relevant to the criteria stated in the above paragraph.

By J. Michael Parrish