Honorary Degree Committee 2019-2020 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

Susan Collins
Acting Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tom Baird
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)

Mark Clague
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Entrepreneurship and Career Services, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Rachel Goldman
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, Professor of Physics and Associate Director, Applied Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Lorraine Gutierrez
Program Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program, and Professor of Social Work, Arthur F Thurnau Professor, School of Social Work and Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Donald Likosky
Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical School

Lisa Nevett
Director of Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art & Archaeology, and Professor of Classical Archaeology, Deprtment of Classical Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Dearborn Campus (1)

Vivek Singh
Professor of Accounting and Finance
UM Dearborn – College of Business

Flint Campus (1)

Min Huang
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
UM Flint – College of Health Sciences

Student Members (2)

William Froehlich
Graduate Student, Medical School

Cydney Gardner-Brown
Undergraduate Student, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Alumni/ae Representatives (2)

Robert Nederlander, Jr.
New York, NY

Gwendolyn Hatten Butler
Chicago, IL

Committee Staff

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

Stephen Yaros
Senior Project Manager, Office of the President