Honorary Degree Committee Membership


Committee Chair

Michael J. Solomon
Dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering.


Ex-Officio Members

Sally Churchill
Vice President and Secretary of the University

Laurie McCauley
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tom Baird
Vice President for Development

Kallie Bila Michels
Vice President for Communications

Mary Sue Coleman

Chris Kolb
Vice President for Government Relations

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


University Senate Members (7)

Ann Arbor Campus (5)

Peggy McCracken
Director, Institute for the Humanities, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of the Humanities, Professor of French, Women’s Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts

Eugene Rogers
Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Conducting, School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Margaret Wooldridge
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Sofia Merajver
GreaterGood Breast Cancer Research Professor and Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Robert Ortega
Associate Professor of Social Work and MSW Program Director, School of Social Work
University Faculty Ombuds

Dearborn Campus (1)

Francine Banner
Chair of the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, UM Dearborn – College of Arts, Sciences and Letters

Flint Campus (1)

Thomas Wrobel
Professor of Psychology
UM Flint – College of Arts and Sciences

Student Members (2)

Christian Neubacher
Master of Public Policy Student, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Ruby Yearling
Undergraduate Student, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Alumni/ae Representatives (2)

Robert Nederlander, Jr.
New York, NY

Kurtis T. Wilder
Novi, MI

Committee Staff

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

Stephen Yaros
Director of Projects, Initiatives, and Budget, Office of the President