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Office of the President

Room 206, Old Main

1000 E. University Avenue

Dept. 3434

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4121

Fax: 307-766-4126

Honorary Degree

Nomination Process

The Board of Trustees, President, and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Wyoming are pleased to solicit nominations for Honorary Degrees to be conferred in the spring of 2017.

An honorary degree from the University of Wyoming recognizes individuals who reflect the university’s high ideals and exemplify the values of excellence, service, and integrity. These degrees recognize outstanding accomplishments in all professions, public service, or service to humanity. Degrees awarded honoris causa are among the highest honors a university can confer.

Nominations for honorary degrees will be accepted from current or former members of the Board of Trustees, members of the UW faculty, and UW alumni. Each nomination should identify the nominee, provide contact information, and address at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding contribution to the lives of the people of Wyoming.
  2. Outstanding career or lifetime accomplishment on a state, national, or international level by an alumna or alumnus of the university.*
  3. Accomplishment so exemplary as to have won recognition on a national or international level.


The nomination materials submitted for consideration must include the following:

  • A letter of nomination that describes fully how the nominee meets at least one of the above criteria;
  • A vitae or similar document that describes the nominee’s accomplishments, including—as appropriate—a list of public recognitions, other awards and honors, publications, etc.
  • Two additional letters of support detailing explicit examples of how the nominee meets the criterion; and
  • A one- or two-paragraph summary of the nominee’s qualifications.


Please submit nominations by means of hard copy or e-mail to the president of the university, who will then refer them to a joint committee of trustees and faculty members. The nominations and deliberations are kept confidential. The committee will forward its recommendations to the UW Board of Trustees for final decision.

All nomination packets are due no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Please send submissions to:
Dr. Laurie Nichols, UW President • Department 3434 • 1000 E. University Ave. • Laramie, WY 82071
Nominations may be e-mailed to uwpres@uwyo.edu. • Telephone inquiries should be directed to (307) 766-4121.


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1000 E. University Avenue

Dept. 3434

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4121

Fax: 307-766-4126

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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