University of Kansas Honorary Degree Nomination Form

As you consider nominations, please bear in mind the following:

Honorary degrees are for true distinction in scholarship, humanitarian work, and other areas of endeavor, and are not primarily intended for our own alumni. An award recipient must not be chosen solely because of his/her ties to the University, although it is possible the he/she might often have direct ties to the University. Through the nomination process, it may be that most nominees would have KU ties or state of Kansas ties.

Per the Kansas Board of Regents policy; No recipient can be chosen based upon their philanthropic contributions to the University. In addition, a politician nominated should not have been in office for at least five (5) years. 

Please include  as much information as you are able. This allows the committee to make a more informed and complete decision on appropriate candidates. You may be contacted to provide additional information. 

Nominee Information

Supporting Statement

Please address the following questions, demonstrating how the nominee's achievement and/or service are of such exceptional character as to merit the award of an honorary degree.

Your answers may not exceed 500 characters which includes letters, numbers, spaces, and punctuation. The text boxes provided are approximately 500 characters without expansion.

limit 500 characters (letters, numbers, punctuation, and spaces) or approximately the size of this box without expansion
limit 500 characters (letters, numbers, punctuation, and spaces) or approximately the size of this box without expansion
limit 500 characters (letters, numbers, punctuation, and spaces) or approximately the size of this box without expansion

Proposer(s) (Maximum of two)

Note: Board of Regents policy states that an honorary degree shall not be awarded for philanthropic activity or service to the University or the State of Kansas, nor shall it be conferred upon any faculty member, administrator, or other official associated with the University until at least five years after such individual has been separated from the institution, nor conferred upon any holder of a Kansas elected or appointed public office until at least five years after such individual has vacated office. The Committee notes that while Alumni of the University of Kansas should not be excluded from consideration, the University will continue to recognize distinguished Alumni contributions by many other awards.

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