Honorary Degree Committee

Description

Implements policy and procedures to invite outstanding individuals to serve as visiting professors. It also implements policy and procedures by which the university confers honorary degrees. Meetings: as needed. Terms: 2 years. Appointees: 5 of the 8 members.

  • Membership

    Name

    Term
    Expires

    Lorin Basden Arnold (Provost)

    *

    Michelle Savescu (APSCUF Representative)

    8/2024

    Ashley Coombs (College of Education Representative)**

    8/2023

    Necati Tekatli (College of Business Representative)**

    8/2023

    Brandon Nolt (Non-Teaching\At-Large Faculty Representative)**

    8/2025

    Nicole McClure (College of LAS Representative)**

    8/2025

    Joseph Harasta (College of Visual & Performing Arts Representative)**

    8/2023

    TBD (Student Government Board Representative)

    8/2023

    * Indefinite Term of Office
    ** Appointed by Committee on Committees

  • Mission & Bylaws
  • Meeting Times

    Fall 2021

    September 24, 2021 at 3 p.m.

    November 5, 2021 at 3 p.m.

  • Agenda & Minutes

    Click here to view available archived minutes.

  • Nomination Process

    CRITERIA


    The honorary degree may be awarded to recognize distinguished contributions in the service to humanity, scholarship, government, business, creativity, science, or the community.


    SELECTION PROCESS

    1. Nominations shall be accepted on a nomination form (see attached) from any member of the University community.
    2. Nominations shall be sent to the chair of the Honorary Degree Committee by November 1.
    3. The committee shall thoroughly evaluate each nominee in relationship to the approved guidelines (criteria). The name(s) of the selected candidate(s) shall be submitted to the Executive Committee of the University Senate.
    4. Name(s) approved by the Senate Executive Committee shall be forwarded to the University President and announced to the University Senate at an appropriate time.
    5. The University President shall submit the name(s) of the recommended candidate(s) to the Council of Trustees for approval and submission to the Board of Governors.

    Honorary Degree Nomination Form

For more information please contact:

University Senate

Email: senate@kutztown.edu

Phone: 610.683.4675

Union Committee Representative: To be considered for a committee union position please contact a union representative.

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