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

Richie Hunter
Vice President for Communications

Santa Ono

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)

Audrey Bennett
University Diversity and Social Transformation Professor, Professor of Art and Design, Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design; Professor of Communication and Media, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Nicole Ellison
Karl E. Weick Collegiate Professor of Information, School of Information

Anna Stefanopoulou
William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 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 (1)

Andrew Ky
Undergraduate Computer Science Student, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Alumni/ae Representatives (2)

Ralph Johnson
Cleveland, OH

Kurtis T. Wilder
Novi, MI

Committee Staff

Emily L. Swafford
Assistant Dean, Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies

Devon Redmond
Project Manager, Office of the President