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
McGreevey James E. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Williams, Jr. Harrison Arlington 1960 Doctor of Laws
Cullman Howard Stix 1959 Doctor of Laws
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Fenster Saul K. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Cardoso Fernando Enrique 1978 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Stevenson Bryan A. 2015 Doctor of Laws
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Ferguson, Jr. Clarence Clyde 1966 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Bradley Bill 1999 Doctor of Laws
Wilson Blenda Jacqueline 1989 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Holt Rush 2021 Doctor of Laws
Bragg Floyd Herman 1990 Doctor of Laws
Finletter Thomas Knight 1959 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Davis Jess Harrison 1955 Doctor of Laws
Moses Robert Parris 2021 Doctor of Laws
Case Clifford Phillip 1955 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
MacKay Kenneth Campbell 1960 Doctor of Laws
Dean Arthur Hobson 1958 Doctor of Laws
Cavazos Lauro F. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Smith Margaret Chase 1986 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Heckel Charles Willard 1970 Doctor of Laws
Dees, Jr. Morris S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Brennan, Jr. William Joseph 1958 Doctor of Laws
Florio James J. 1990 Doctor of Laws
Smithers Robert Brinkley 1964 Doctor of Laws
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Jacobs Nathan Leonard 1965 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Smyth Henry DeWolf 1968 Doctor of Laws
Mahoney Sister Hildegarde Marie 1967 Doctor of Laws
Waldheim Kurt 1972 Doctor of Laws
Jacobson Joel Ross 1974 Doctor of Laws
Brooks-Randolph Angie 1978 Doctor of Laws
Schettino C. Thomas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Miller William Christian 1966 Doctor of Laws
Woodward C. Vann 1988 Doctor of Laws

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