The highest honor conferred by Marywood University on an individual is one of the following honorary degrees:
Doctor of Humane Letters (LHD)
Doctor of Science (DSc)
Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA)
The Board of Trustees reserves to itself the approval to confer an honorary degree on an individual. It may be conferred at Commencement ceremony or at a special University convocation. Consistent with Board of Trustees policy, the President of the University will consider recommendations from the Marywood community and seek approval of the Board for meritorious candidates for the honor.
A recipient will be
An honorary degree recognizes the achievements of a person, not an office or a position.
Honorary degrees will not be awarded posthumously.
Trustees, administrators, and faculty or staff members currently in service to Marywood University are not eligible for an honorary degree. Former members of the University community must meet the same high standards for nomination as all other honorary degree candidates.
The University's Honorary Degrees Committee serves to provide direction to the Marywood community in the process of identifying potential honorees.
Confidentiality is expected during the process. All deliberations, investigations, and recommendations relating to the process will be treated as strictly confidential by all persons involved.
Honorary Degrees Committee
10/29/09 - Approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University