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 ascending Citation
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Case Clifford Phillip 1955 Doctor of Laws
Moses Robert Parris 2021 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Joseph Egan 1956 Doctor of Laws
Dean Arthur Hobson 1958 Doctor of Laws
Koeppe Alfred C. 2009 Doctor of Laws
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Gould William Benjamin, IV 1998 Doctor of Laws
Sills Arthur J. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Cavazos Lauro F. 1989 Doctor of Laws
Hughes Richard Joseph 1962 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
Linowitz Sol M. 1977 Doctor of Laws
Simon William E. 1985 Doctor of Laws
Hughes William John 1995 Doctor of Laws
McGreevey James E. 2002 Doctor of Laws
Udall Stewart Lee 1968 Doctor of Laws
Dickerson Donald MacMillan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Ruttan Vernon Wesley 1978 Doctor of Laws
Foster William Chapman 1968 Doctor of Laws
Woodward C. Vann 1988 Doctor of Laws
Ryan Arthur F. 2008 Doctor of Laws
Brooks-Randolph Angie 1978 Doctor of Laws
Francis John Joseph 1959 Doctor of Laws
Gregorian Vartan 1989 Doctor of Laws
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Sirleaf Ellen Johnson 2010 Doctor of Laws
Humphrey Hubert H. 1966 Doctor of Laws
DiFrancesco Donald T. 2007 Doctor of Laws
Brower Charles Hendrickson 1966 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Dillon Clarence Douglas 1961 Doctor of Laws
Gross Mason Welch 1971 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Ramos-Horta José 2000 Doctor of Laws
Frelinghuysen Peter H.B. 1976 Doctor of Laws
Smith Frederic William 1964 Doctor of Laws
Chisholm Shirley 2002 Doctor of Laws
Randolph Asa Philip 1964 Doctor of Laws
Yamba A. Zachary 2006 Doctor of Laws
Doar John 1968 Doctor of Laws
Brown Lester Russell 1978 Doctor of Laws
Hill Anita 2018 Doctor of Laws
Friedman Milton 1968 Doctor of Laws
Hall Frederick Wilson 1960 Doctor of Laws
Smith Howard Anthony 1959 Doctor of Laws
Christie Chris 2010 Doctor of Laws
Bergethon Kaare Roald 1959 Doctor of Laws

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