Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee

The Honorary Degrees Advisory Committee is a non-standing committee that seeks the names of suitable candidates for honorary degrees and presents those nominations to the President and Committee on Degrees of the Board of Trustees. The Committee is co-chaired by the chair of the Trustee Committee on Degrees and by the College Marshal. The Committee includes the Chaplain to the College, one faculty member from each division, 10 students (3 seniors, 3 juniors, 3 sophomores, and the College Council Vice President for Community and Diversity), and as staffing support, the College VP for Institutional Diversity and Equity.


Co-chair Martha Williamson (Chair of the Trustee Committee on Degrees)
Co-chair Jay Thoman (College Marshal)

Leticia Haynes (VP for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
Valerie Bailey Fischer (Chaplain to the College)

José Constantine
James McAllister
Sam McCauley

Arselyne Chery ’21 (CC VP Community and Diversity)
Aria Mason ’21
Adam Jones ’21
David Shakirov ’22
Kai Soto-Dessen ’22
Essence Perry ’22
Nathan Szeto ’23
Eden Bloch ’23
Zia Saylor ’23