Honorary Degree Committee

Committee Charge

The Committee shall recommend persons to receive honorary degrees from the University. The Committee will assist in identifying individuals who are worthy of consideration for honorary degrees by virtue of their community service or professional accomplishments, assemble data in support of nominations, and assist in hosting honorees during commencement weekend activities.

Committee Members 

  • Jerry Farley, President - Washburn University
  • JuliAnn Mazachek, VP - Academic Affairs
  • Marshall Meek - Washburn Endowment Association
  • Susie Hoffmann, Director - Alumni Association
  • Maria Stover, Faculty - College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dan Petersen, Faculty - School of Applied Studies
  • Rob Weigand, Faculty - School of Business
  • Karli Davis, Faculty - School of Law
  • Mary Beth Fund, Faculty - School of Nursing
  • Tim Clothier, Technical Instructor - Washburn Institute of Technology
  • Katie Wade, Student Representative - Washburn Student Government Association
  • Zac Surritt, Student Representative - Washburn Student Government Association