APPROVED: March 27, 2015
EFFECTIVE: March 27, 2015
REFERENCE: BP 9-48; Honorary Degrees
/Nancy J. McCallin/
Nancy J. McCallin, Ph.D.
This procedure applies to all the Community Colleges within the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).
The Board defines the requirements and authorizes the award of appropriate degrees by the Community Colleges. The Board delegates to the College Presidents the authority to select individuals to receive honorary degrees, subject to the approval of the System President.
Honorary degree means a degree awarded as an honor for an outstanding contribution to a particular field, to the community, or to society rather than as the result of matriculating and earning a degree based on studies at the College.
An honorary degree may be awarded to recognize and honor persons who have made exceptional contributions to a specific field, to the community, or to society.
A Community College President may request approval for one or more persons to receive an honorary degree from the College by completing the form in Appendix A describing the nominee’s exceptional contributions to a specific field, to the community, or to society, and submitting the form to the System President. The System President’s approval will be noted on the form, which shall be retained at the System Office. The System President’s approval will be communicated to the College President via email.
CCCS reserves the right to change any provision or requirement of this procedure at any time and the change shall become effective immediately.
(Complete this form and email it to the Chancellor’s Executive Assistant)
Name of Honoree:
Title of Honoree (if applicable):
Degree to be Conferred:
Date of Request:
Description of honoree’s exceptional contributions to a specific field, to the community, or to society:
System President’s Signature:
This form will be retained by the System Office. The System President’s approval will be communicated via email to the requesting College President.