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
Strickland, Jr. William E. 1999 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sullivan Leon 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Weisenfeld Allan 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Myers Chauncie Kilmer 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Eckō Marc 2009 Doctor of Humane Letters
Eco Umberto 2002 Doctor of Humane Letters
Sellars Richard Beverland 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Burns Arthur Frank 1955 Doctor of Humane Letters
Geltman Samuel 1990 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jones Franklin Taylor 1970 Doctor of Humane Letters
Aidekman Alex 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Lett Harold Alfred 1960 Doctor of Humane Letters
Angelson Mark A. 2023 Doctor of Humane Letters
Schulman Dan 2018 Doctor of Humane Letters
Roebling Mary Gindhart 1987 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levao Richard A. 2000 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ylvisaker Paul N. 1981 Doctor of Humane Letters
Allen Clara L. 1972 Doctor of Humane Letters
Collins Kevin J. 2001 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rogosin Israel 1966 Doctor of Humane Letters
Levin Janice H. 1985 Doctor of Humane Letters
Bloom Benjamin S. 1975 Doctor of Humane Letters
Ellison Brooke Mackenzie 2011 Doctor of Humane Letters
Shalala Donna E. 1995 Doctor of Humane Letters
Jordan, Jr. Vernon Eulion 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Thant U 1968 Doctor of Laws
Bowen William Gordon 1972 Doctor of Laws
Hirschman Albert O. 1978 Doctor of Laws
Shapiro Harold T. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Byrne Brendan T. 1974 Doctor of Laws
Judson Margaret Atwood 1968 Doctor of Laws
Morse David Abner 1957 Doctor of Laws
Cortés, Jr. Ernesto J. 2011 Doctor of Laws
Codey Richard J. 2005 Doctor of Laws
Katzenbach Nicholas deBelleville 1964 Doctor of Laws
Corzine Jon S. 2006 Doctor of Laws
Gidney Ray Millard 1961 Doctor of Laws
Boggs Lindy 2000 Doctor of Laws
Werblin David A. 1988 Doctor of Laws
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Best William E. 2024 Doctor of Laws
Martin, Jr. William McChesney 1965 Doctor of Laws
Cahill William T. 1970 Doctor of Laws
Kean Thomas H. 1982 Doctor of Laws
Frazier Kenneth C. 2019 Doctor of Laws
Bongiovanni Michael 1991 Doctor of Laws
Martindell Anne Clark 1984 Doctor of Laws
Kennan George F. 1966 Doctor of Laws
Katyal Neal 2019 Doctor of Laws
Ginsburg Ruth Bader 1991 Doctor of Laws

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