Call for honorary degree nominations

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Campus News and News

Strong Hall | honorary degree nomination

The Chancellor’s Committee on Honorary Degrees invites alumni and friends to nominate individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kansas.

An honorary degree is the highest honor bestowed by the university and as such is a reflection of KU’s mission, aspirations and values.

Past honorary degree recipients include notable leaders such as Nobel Peace Prize winner and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Google Earth creator Brian McClendon, novelist Sara Paretsky, and Ford chief executive officer Alan Mulally.

To nominate an outstanding individual for an honorary degree, or to learn about past recipients, visit KU’s honorary degrees website.

Nominations should be submitted electronically by April 1, 2019.

Additional details

Faculty, staff, students, alumni or friends of KU may nominate a candidate.

All nominations are confidential, and no announcement will be made concerning individuals nominated.

Previously nominated individuals must be re-nominated to be considered for the 2020 awards.

KU bestows honorary degrees in accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents policy on degrees.

Questions may be addressed to:

Committee on Honorary Degrees
Chancellor’s Office, 230 Strong Hall
University of Kansas