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From: David Christy, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dear Members of the Baruch Faculty,
Each year, during our graduation ceremony, the College grants honorary degrees to one or more individuals. We are in the process of identifying candidates for honorary degrees to be given at Baruch's Spring 2017 commencement. I write to ask for your suggestions in identifying recipients.
The qualifications for honorary degree recipients are described below. Noting those qualifications, please feel free also to forward the names of those you believe would be excellent commencement speakers, but who do not qualify to receive the degree (such as those holding an elected office in NYS). All persons suggested will be presented for consideration to the College's Committee on Honorary Degrees.
We are seeking individuals who would value this honor and understand that, in this budgetary environment, the honorarium would be modest. Celebrity status should not be a significant qualifying factor.
Send your recommendations for honorary degree recipients, along with a short biographical sketch of each person, to the Honorary Degree Committee. E-mail recommendations by October 17 to Provost@baruch.cuny.edu Subject: Honorary Degree Recommendations
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Outline of CUNY Criteria for Honorary Degrees
Honorary Degrees are intended to serve as a means by which the University can recognize the achievements of persons who have made significant contributions to the progress of the University, or its colleges, and to the principles for which the institutions stand or to their academic or professional disciplines. It is anticipated that honorary degrees will be proposed only for persons who clearly merit such consideration. In general, candidates for honorary degrees should fall in one or more of the following categories:
• Persons of national or international reputation in an academic disciple that holds a significant place in the curriculum of the awarding college;
• Persons who have made significant contributions in either thought or action to American higher education or in a professional field closely related to an academic interest of the University or the awarding college; ·
• Persons who have made significant contributions over a sustained period of time to the development of major programs at the University or at one of its colleges;
• Persons who have given long and distinguished service to the University or one of its colleges but who were not in its employ;
• Persons who have made major contributions to furthering principles that are at the center of the University's purpose and mission.
For purposes of considering candidates for honorary degrees, elected officials representing the State or City of New York shall not be eligible for consideration during their terms of office.