Past Rutgers University Honorary Degree Recipients

This list of honorary degree recipients is sortable by last name, year conferred, and degree type. Click on the title of the column to sort the list by that particular content.

We have added the honorary degree citations for some of our recipients. Click on the Citation images, where shown, to read them.

Last name First name Year Degreesort descending Citation
Robeson Paul 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Howard, Jr. M. William 2010 Doctor of Humane Letters
Brown Greg 2012 Doctor of Humane Letters
Murphy William Beverly 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Gordon Julia Weber 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Beck Robert A. 1983 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rockoff Alvin J. 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters
Strickland, Jr. William E. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lilley Robert Dodd 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Coomaraswamy Rajhika 2016 Doctor of Humane Letters
Weisenfeld Allan 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Myers Chauncie Kilmer 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sullivan Leon 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Linder William J. 1998 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sellars Richard Beverland 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Fuchs Morris 1959 Doctor of Humane Letters
Wolfe Deborah Cannon Patridge 1992 Doctor of Humane Letters
Roebling Mary Gindhart 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Humelsine Carlisle Hubbard 1976 Doctor of Humane Letters
Buck Pearl S. 1969 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bildner Joan L. 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rogosin Israel 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Barchi Robert L. 2022 Doctor of Humane Letters
Shalala Donna E. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Kreeger David Lloyd 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Dwyer Bernard J. 1993 Doctor of Laws
Bunting Mary Ingraham 1960 Doctor of Laws
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dwyer Florence Price 1968 Doctor of Laws
Gaskill William John 1978 Doctor of Laws
Abdellah Faye Glenn 1973 Doctor of Laws
Cohen Wilbur J. 1986 Doctor of Laws
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Black Eugene Robert 1959 Doctor of Laws
Ebadi Shirin 2007 Doctor of Laws
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Hill Anita 2018 Doctor of Laws
Gellhorn Walter 1973 Doctor of Laws
Adams Ruth Marie 1966 Doctor of Laws
Yamba A. Zachary 2006 Doctor of Laws
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
MacKay Kenneth Campbell 1960 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Yanitelli Victor Robert, S.J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Edelman Marian Wright 1986 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Alampi Philip 1969 Doctor of Laws
Yasuhiro Nakasone 1988 Doctor of Laws
Commager Henry Steele 1988 Doctor of Laws

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