Honorary Degree Selection Committee


Reviews nominations for honorary degrees submitted by the University community on a schedule set by the President’s Office in relation to Board of Trustees’ deadlines. The President’s Office will issue a request for nominations and nomination form to all employees in the fall of each year. Following review and discussion of all nominations, the Committee will make recommendations to the President. Nominations received in the fall are for degrees to be awarded at the Commencement celebrations of the following academic year.

2022 Call for nominations


(Appointed faculty serve 3-year terms)

  • President’s Office Representative ex officio
  • Senior Associate Grad Dean  ex officio
  • Four faculty members (two nominated by the Faculty Senate and two selected by the Provost).



Scott Delcourt, Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Senior Associate Dean – Chair

Elizabeth Payne,  Lecturer in Technical Communication, Department of English – Faculty Senate Representative

David Barrett, Lecturer in Accounting, Maine Business School – Faculty Senate Representative

Xenia Rofes, Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Provost appointee

Stefano Tijerina, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science – Provost appointee