Board of TrusteesUniversity of CincinnatiBoard of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Honorary Degrees & President's Awards for Excellence

Statement of Purpose

The Honorary Degree

The awarding of honorary degrees should be regarded as a method by which the university expresses its ideals and recognizes outstanding achievements. It provides appropriate recognition by the university for attainment of extraordinary distinction, and serves to exemplify the highest purposes and ideals of the university in its recipients. The honorary degree, therefore, represents the highest award given by the university.

The President's Award for Excellence

The University of Cincinnati wishes to recognize individuals who, through the excellence of their work, have increased the stature of the institution. The President's Award for Excellence is a means by which the university expresses its appreciation to individuals from both within and without who have substantially added to its mission. It provides the appropriate recognition for individuals whose work has improved the well-being of the university. -- Learn More --

Call for Nominations

The Honors Committee is pleased to announce that preliminary proposals are currently being accepted for Honorary Degree nominees for December 2013 commencement. The deadline is September 1, 2013.