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Honorary Degree (Policy)

Office of Origin: Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees
Date Adopted: 03-24-2015
Date Reviewed: 03-24-2015
Last Date Modified & Approved: 01-21-2020

  1. Policy
    It is the policy of Lake Michigan College to award honorary degrees to deserving candidates recommended by the President of the College and approved by the Board of Trustees.

    Honorary degrees that may be awarded are:

    • Associate in Arts,
    • Associate in Science, or
    • Associate in Applied Science.
  2. Purpose
    To honor outstanding service to the College and to the community at large and to recognize individuals who have made significant personal or professional contributions in their field and who demonstrate high standards of personal integrity and civic responsibility.
  3. Awarding of Honorary Degrees
    Honorary degrees shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees at commencement. These degrees shall be awarded by the College President, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, or a Trustee designated by the Board. Honorary degrees may be awarded in absentia and/or posthumously, but only upon recommendation of the President to the Board of Trustees in cases of extraordinary circumstances.

Responsibility: President


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