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Honorary Degrees Awarded

Enter a name, degree awarded, campus or year to find an honorary degree awarded by the CSU or download the PDF version​.

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Dorothy L.BizziniDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaushttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/dorothy-l-bizzini.aspx2019
LorenBoothDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/loren-booth.aspx2019
SusanBurtonDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridgehttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/susan-burton.aspx2019
Debra A.CannonDoctor of Humane LettersChicohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/debra-a-cannon.aspx2019
JosephCarrollDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diegohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/joseph-carroll.aspx2019
T. J.Dixon (posthumous)Doctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcoshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/TJ-Dixon.aspx2019
Henry CurtisHanselDoctor of Humane LettersSonomahttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/Henry-Curtis-Hansel.aspx2019
John C.HarrisDoctor of ScienceFresnohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/john-c-harris.aspx2019
AntoniaHernándezDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeleshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/antonia-hernandez.aspx2019
MaxineHong KingstonDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Franciscohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/maxine-hong-kingston.aspx2019
CarmelitaJeterDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hillshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/carmelita-jeter.aspx2019
Sang-KyunLeeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardinohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/sang-kyun-lee.aspx2019
Hazel WittenMahoneDoctor of Humane LettersSacramentohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/hazel-witten-mahone.aspx2019
Sterling O.MattoonDoctor of ScienceChicohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/sterling-o-mattoon.aspx2019
Diane G.MillerDoctor of SciencePomonahttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/diane-g-miller.aspx2019
JamesNelsonDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcoshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/TJ-Dixon.aspx2019
NaomiRainey-PiersonDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beachhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/naomi-rainey-pierson.aspx2019
JoanRobinson-BerryDoctor of SciencePomonahttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/joan-robinson-berry.aspx2019
SallyRoushDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diegohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/sally-roush.aspx2019
GingerShawDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcoshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/ginger-shaw.aspx2019
ChristopherSickelsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diegohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/christopher-sickels.aspx2019
GeorgeSkeltonDoctor of LettersSan Joséhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/george-skelton.aspx2019
BruceTaylorDoctor of ScienceMonterey Bayhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/bruce-taylor.aspx2019
Marlene Marievon Friederichs-FitzwaterDoctor of Humane LettersSacramentohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/marlene-marie-von-friederichs-fitzwater.aspx2019
JanisYanehiroDoctor of Humane LettersFresnohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/janis-yanehiro.aspx2019
Gene LuenYangDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bayhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/gene-luen-yang.aspx2019
Judith F. BacaDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridgehttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/judith-f-baca.aspx2018
BenjaminBateyDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfieldhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/benjamin-e-batey.aspx2018
Ruth Gayle BateyDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfieldhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/ruth-gayle-batey.aspx2018
Michele Marie CastilloDoctor of LawsChannel Islandshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/michele-marie-castillo.aspx2018
H. PaulCuero, Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Diegohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/h-paul-cuero-jr.aspx2018
Margaret Gertrude FortuneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/margaret-gertrude-fortune.aspx2018
Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" GoreDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islandshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/mary-elizabeth-gore.aspx2018
Edward Dominick HalpinDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/edward-dominick-halpin.aspx2018
Randall L.HayesDoctor of Humane LettersSan Franciscohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/randall-l-hayes.aspx2018
Alice A.HuffmanDoctor of Humane LettersSacramentohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/alice-a-huffman.aspx2018
Stewart KwohDoctor of LawsLos Angeleshttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/stewart-kwoh.aspx2018
EarlLewisDoctor of Humane LettersFullertonhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/earl-lewis.aspx2018
Jerome Julian LohrDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/jerome-julian-lohr.aspx2018
Julia I.LopezDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardinohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/julia-i-lopez.aspx2018
Dennis P. MurphyDoctor of Humane LettersChicohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/dennis-p-murphy.aspx2018
Kent George NaganoDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Franciscohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/kent-george-nagano.aspx2018
Younes NazarianDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridgehttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/younes-nazarian.aspx2018
Harriet Andrea  NevesDoctor of Humane LettersSonomahttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/harriet-andrea-neves.aspx2018
GeorgeOrtizDoctor of Humane LettersSonomahttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/george-ortiz.aspx2018
RalphPesqueira, Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersMaritime Academyhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/ralph-r-pesqueira-jr.aspx2018
Artemio PosadasDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Joséhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/artemio-posadas.aspx2018
James R. ProvostDoctor of ScienceFresnohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/james-r-provost.aspx2018
Ruth M. RipponDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramentohttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/ruth-m-rippon.aspx2018
JamesStavridisDoctor of LawsMaritime Academyhttps://www2.calstate.edu/impact-of-the-csu/alumni/Honorary-Degrees/Pages/james-stavridis.aspx2018
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