ACADEMIC DIVISION AND UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

Association of Marquette University Women Chair in Humanistic Studies Committee

Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova (Chair)

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

2016

Dr. Jennica Webster

College of Business Administration

2016

Dr. Alison Efford

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

2016

Dr. Jane Peterson

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

2016

Dr. Ana Garner

Diederich College of Communication

2017

Dr. Amelia Zurcher

Women’s Studies Representative

2015

Donna Behm Farrell

AMUW Representative

Ex-Officio

Jennilee Berry

Development Representative

Ex-Officio

Dr. Darlene Weiss

AMUW Representative

Ex-Officio

Selection Committee for Rev. Francis C. Wade, S.J., Chair

Dr. William Thorn

Diederich College of Communication

2016

Rev. John Thiede, S.J.

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

2016

Rev. John Laurance, S.J.

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

2017

Dr. Dinorah Cortes-Velez

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

2016

Rev. Jeffery LaBelle, S.J. (Chair)

Arrupe House; Rector, Jesuit Community

Ex-officio

Sally Doyle

Senior Director of Academic Division Operations

Ex-officio

Kimberly Newman

Program Coordinator

Ex-officio

Dr. Stephanie Russell

Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Ex-officio

Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Ex-officio

 

University Committee

Committee on University Honors

Charge

The Committee on University Honors is an advisory body that generates, discusses, and reviews nominations for honorary degrees and provides counsel to the provost and president. Honorary degrees must be approved by the Board of Trustees.

Each year, the committee should invite all members of the Marquette community (faculty, students and staff) to submit nominations for honorary degrees in three categories:

  1. High-profile individuals who could serve as the Commencement speaker
  2. Individuals who have distinguished themselves as an academic and/or intellectual
  3. Individuals who have distinguished themselves in public and/or community service to our community and/or our larger society

A goal for the committee is to recommend at least three candidates in each of the three categories listed above to the provost and president for their consideration. The committee does not simply react to nominations received; the committee generates nominations in addition to discussing nominations received from the Marquette community. To accomplish this, the committee will need to meet several times throughout the year.

From time to time, the president or provost will ask the committee to provide recommendations for nominees that he/she would like to bring to the Board of Trustees. These nominees may be time sensitive and will require the committee to meet either in person or electronically with short notice.

In undertaking its work, the committee should be mindful that Marquette University does not discriminate in any manner contrary to law or justice on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status or national origin.

In all cases, there should be an appropriateness of the nominees to the mission of Marquette. Because honorary degrees are not awarded in absentia or posthumously, it is also helpful to know that if an invitation is offered, this nominee will be likely to accept. Nominees who are alumni/alumnae of Marquette and/or have a connection to Marquette are more likely to be awarded an honorary degree. In undertaking its work, the committee should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. To put it another way, all human beings have flaws, and members of the committee should appreciate the realities of the human condition.

Nomination package for each nominee will be prepared by the librarian assigned to the committee to include the dossier (name of nominee/nominator/executive summary/basic biographic data/positions held/honors received/publications), letter(s) of support submitted with nomination and copies of two to three results of Web searches of the nominee. Committee members are encouraged to conduct further Web searches of the nominee as part of their review process.

Nomination request and committee meetings should be scheduled by the committee chair to ensure results of the committee review are submitted to the Office of the President annually by May.

The committee shall be comprised of:

  • 6 faculty members (Committee on Committees and Elections selected/appointed by provost)
  • 2 undergraduate student (MUSG selected/appointed by vice president for student affairs)
  • 1 academic staff member (appointed by provost)
  • 1 alumnus/alumna (appointed by provost)
  • 1 community representative (appointed by provost)
  • The vice president for mission and ministry or an individual reporting to the vice president for mission and ministry (appointed by the president)
  • A librarian to research nominations (ex-officio)

Terms are for three years with the exception of the undergraduate student, who serves for a one-year term.

Prof. Andrea Schneider (Chair)

Law School

2015

Phillip Runkel

Library

2017

Dale Kaser

Academic Staff Member: Special Assistant to the Provost

2015

Vacant

Marquette Alumus/a

Dr. Jeanette Kraemer

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences/Foreign Languages and Literatures

2017

Dr. Amanda Keeler

Diederich College of Communication

2017

Dr. Megan O'Brien

Law School

2017

Joe Heil

Community Member

2016

Dr. Leah Flack

School of Dentistry

2017

Dr. Kati Berg

Diederich College of Communication

2015

Dr. Robert Masson

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences Theology

2015

Dr. Stephanie Russell

University Mission and Ministry

2016

Chrystal Matappillil

Student (MUSG)

2014

Scott Mandernack

Raynor Memorial Libraries (non-voting)

Ex-officio