Chancellor calls for 2016 honorary degree nominations

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Campus News and News

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The Chancellor’s committee on honorary degrees is taking nominations for individuals of exceptional service to humanity or notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. Nominations will be accepted through March 31.

An honorary degree recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual to the sciences, arts, humanities or other contributions to humanity. Anyone interested in nominating an outstanding individual should provide a brief supporting statement describing the person’s career and achievements, indicating why these contributions are exceptionally meritorious and relevant to the University’s academic endeavors.

The committee will select candidates for honorary degrees and forward their names and supporting materials to the Chancellor for consideration. The Chancellor will then nominate candidates to the Board of Regents for approval. Honorary degrees will be awarded at the 2016 Commencement.

Individuals who have been previously nominated must be nominated again in order to be considered for the 2016 awards. All nominations will be treated as confidential information.

All nominations should be submitted electronically by March 31. Click here to submit a nomination. More information about the nomination and selection of candidates for honorary degrees can be found at

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