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Honorary Degrees and Commencement Speaker

Utah State University is seeking nominations for Honorary Degrees for 2022 and a Commencement Speaker for 2023 graduation ceremony. The deadline for nominations is September 30, 2021.

The committee is looking for individuals who have shown sustained activity of uncommon merit, people who have achieved a prominent career nationally or internationally, or those who have shown significant service beyond the normal expectations of their profession to Utah State University, the community, or the State of Utah. Nominations must include the following items for candidates:

  • Completed application
  • Short summary of the individual's qualifications, emphasizing those considered most meritorious
  • Complete resume or curriculum vita, and
  • Letters of recommendation

Nominations should be kept confidential until a final decision is made by Utah State’s Board of Trustees.

People interested in submitting a nomination must send all completed paperwork no later than September 30, 2021 to:

Sydney Peterson
Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Utah State University
Old Main Room 112A
1425 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-1425
Fax: 435-797-1170


See the list of the previous recipients in alphabetical order or in chronological order.