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Honorary Degree & Drake Medal Committee

This committee reviews nominations for recipients of an Honorary Degree and the Drake Medals.

The committee recommendations are presented to the Faculty Senate for their consideration. The members of this committee (excepting the Board committee member) are appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive committee for staggered two-year terms. Membership should include three faculty representatives, one staff representative, and an emeritus representative. A currently serving Board of Trustees member will be appointed to serve a two-year term. The Trustee member will be appointed by the Trustees Board of AffairsOne faculty member shall be designated chair and another chair-elect.


Name Unit Term of Service Expires
Carrie Koenigsfeld CPHS May 2023 Chair thru May 2023
Bart Schmidt Cowles May 2023  
Yasmina Madden AS May 2024 Chair-elect
Teresa Downs Staff May 2024 All Staff Council
David Walker Emeritus May 2023  
Greg Johansen Trustee May 2023 Position filled by Board of Trustees Teaching and Learning Committee


Note: Regular Faculty Senate meetings will be held via Zoom for academic year 2022 – 2023.