Honorary Degrees

The University of Kansas awards honorary degrees as an exceptional honor to individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. An honorary degree is the highest honor bestowed by the university and as such is a reflection of the University of Kansas’ mission, aspirations and values.

Billy Mills, Elizabeth Broun, and Teruhisa Ueda — May 2019



Richard Weinshilboum - 2018

Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos - 2018

William McNulty

William McNulty - 2017

Terry Evans

Terry Evans - 2016

Brian McClendon

Brian McClendon - 2016

Ada Sue Hinshaw

Ada Sue Hinshaw - 2015

Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky - 2015

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