Western Washington University has been given authority by the Washington State Legislature to grant honorary doctoral degrees in recognition of outstanding achievement in arts, letters, sciences, or the professions, or service in education, government or humanitarian endeavors. Western’s honorary degrees are awarded to not only recognize extraordinary accomplishments, but those which resonate with Western’s distinctive excellence and values.
Nominations may be submitted at any time during the academic year by Western Washington University students, faculty and staff, or advisory board members using the online nomination form. For more information on the nomination and review process, please see the relevant university policy and procedure concerning honorary degrees.
At the spring Western Washington University Commencement Ceremony, on June 16, 2018, the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa, was bestowed on Catharine Stimpson, Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University.
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For more information contact:
Paul Dunn, Senior Executive Assistant to the President