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Honorary degree nominations sought by Dec. 15
Members of the University Council are invited to nominate outstanding individuals for an honorary degree to be awarded at commencement ceremonies. Honorary degrees are conferred by UND to nominees who have reached a level of distinction in his or her field, and have outstanding service to the nation, to the state, and to the University. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, December 15, 2017.
The applicable State Board of Higher Education policy and institutional criteria and standards are available below. Please review this information prior to submitting a nomination.
On behalf of the University Senate Honorary Degrees Committee, nominations and all supporting materials may be delivered to:
Hesham El-Rewini, Senior Vice Provost
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Twamley Hall Room 302, Stop 8176
If you have questions about the Honorary Degree process, please contact Hesham El-Rewini (777-0960 or hesham.el-rewini@UND.edu), Jeff Holm (777-4138 or jeffrey.holm@UND.edu) or Katrina Kriewall (777-4138 or katrina.kriewall@UND.edu).
State Board of Higher Education Policy
Qualifications include, but are not limited to the following State Board of Higher Education criteria in Policy 430.1.
SBHE Minutes, June 17-18, 1982, pg 5041.
Institutional Criteria, Standards and Procedures
Institutional criteria and standards for the awarding of honorary degrees at the University of North Dakota have been established by the University Senate. It is recommended that the following criteria be used in considering persons for an honorary degree:
It is recommended that the procedures used for awarding an honorary degree include the following:
Committee Membership and Charge
- Mark Jendrysik (CoBPA)
- Warren Jensen (JDO)
- Michael Mann (VPAA designee)
- Grant McGimpsey (School of Graduate Studies)
- Janna Schill (MED)
- Elizabeth Scharf (A&S)
- Deborah Worley (EHD)