Committee Charge

The Committee shall recommend persons to receive honorary degrees from the University. The Committee will assist in identifying individuals who are worthy of consideration for honorary degrees by virtue of their community service or professional accomplishments, assemble data in support of nominations, and assist in hosting honorees during commencement weekend activities.

Committee Members 

  • Jerry Farley, President- Washburn University
  • JuliAnn Mazachek, VP- Academic Affairs
  • Marshall Meek, President- Washburn University Foundation
  • Susie Hoffmann, Director- Alumni Association
  • Eric McHenry, Faculty- College of Arts and Sciences
  • Justin Spiehs, Faculty- School of Applied Studies
  • Rosemary Walker, Faculty- School of Business
  • Tim Clothier, Technical Instructor- Washburn Tech
  • Karli Davis, Faculty- School of Law
  • Carla Pratt, Dean- School of Law
  • Dennis Schafers, Faculty- School of Nursing
  • Victoria Smith, Student Representative- Washburn Student Government Association

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