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Previous Honorary Degrees

Awarding honorary degrees is a common practice in prestigious universities. These awards are given to honor those that have distinguished themselves through leadership to benefit their community and their professions. The following recipients of honorary degrees were and are remarkable supporters of higher education and Texas State University.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1962, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Lady Bird Johnson, 1983, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

Gilbert M. Grosvenor, 2000, Doctor of Geographic Education, honoris causa

Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte, 2005, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

George Strait, 2006, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

Emmett and Miriam McCoy, 2008, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Bruce and Gloria Ingram, 2009, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Jerry D. and Linda Gregg Fields, 2012, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Patti Strickel Harrison, 2013, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

William D. and Sally B. Wittliff, 2014, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

Alan William Dreeben, 2015, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Dionicio Flores, 2015, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa