Honorary Degree Committee 2016-2017 Membership


Committee Chair

Carol Fierke
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and Jerome and Isabella Karle Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biological Chemistry


Ex-Officio Members

Sally Churchill
Vice President and Secretary of the University

Paul Courant
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Jerry May
Vice President for Development

Kallie Bila Michels
Vice President for Communications

Mark S. Schlissel

Cynthia H. Wilbanks
Vice President for Government Relations

Note: The following members are appointed by the Board of Regents.


University Senate Members (7)

Ann Arbor Campus (5)

Karla Goldman
Sol Drachler Professor of Social Work, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Professor of Judaic Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Carol S. Jacobsen
Professor of Art, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design and Professor of Women’s Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

John Y. Kuwada
Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Johannes von Moltke
Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Chair, Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Peter Sparling
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Rudolf Arnheim Distinguished University Professor of Dance, School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Dearborn Campus (1)

Joy E. Beatty
Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
UM Dearborn – College of Business

Flint Campus (1)

Christopher A. Pearson
Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Computer Science
UM Flint – College of Arts and Science 

Student Members (2)

William Froehlich
Graduate Student, Medical School

Lakshman Mulpuri
Undergraduate Student, Economics and Biomolecular Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Alumni/ae Representatives (2)

Ann Marie Lipinski
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lizabeth Ardisana
Dearborn, Michigan

Committee Staff

Lisa M. Connolly
Senior Manager for Executive Searches, Awards, and Select Committees
Office of the President

John Godfrey
Assistant Dean for International Education
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies