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Honorary Degree Advisory Committee

The Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee is a body with a representative from each of the five schools (Business, Communications, Health Sciences, and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music). Each representative shall be selected by their unit. Terms are for three years, originally staggered by lot.

Ithaca College embraces the privilege and opportunity to recognize outstanding leadership, scholarship, and/or personal achievement through the granting of honorary degrees. To safeguard the high character of such a degree and the name of Ithaca College, the candidates should be so distinguished in their own fields that the College, by honoring them, brings credit to itself.

The following honorary degrees are designated in the Ithaca College charter:

Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A)
Doctor of Music (Mus.D.)
Doctor of Laws (LL.D.)
Doctor of Commercial Science (D.C.S.)
Doctor of Letters (Litt.D.)

To submit a nomination, complete the form below:

Honorary Degree Nomination Form 

HONORARY DEGREES ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS - 2019-2020

Communications

Dennis Charsky, Associate Professor

Strategic Communication

(Term 2017-2020)

Music

Patrice Pastore, Professor

Music Performance

(Term 2019-2022)

H&S

Vivian Bruce Conger, Professor

History

HSHP

Deborah Wuest, Professor

Health Promotion and Physical Education

(Term 2017-2020)

Business

Warren Schlesinger, Associate Professor

Accounting

(Term 2018-2021)

Faculty Council Representative

Chris McNamara, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair

Physical Therapy

Staff Council Representative

Clint McCartney, Supervisor

Facilities Services

Student Government Representative

Farwa Shakeel, Politics, International Studies, Economics

Class of 2020

Provost Office Representative

Tayna Saunders, Assistant Provost International Programs and Extended Studies

Provost Office Representative

Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee Policy

1.7.2.6 Ithaca College Policy Manual