Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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From: John Brenkman, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dear 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 June 2013 and 2014 commencement ceremonies. I write to ask for your suggestions in identifying recipients.
The qualifications for honorary degree recipients are described below. All persons suggested will be presented for consideration to the College’s Committee on Honorary Degrees.
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 16, 2012 to Provost.Office@baruch.cuny.edu, Subject: Honorary Degree Recommendations.
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:
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.