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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

Joann Cole Mitte, 2005, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa

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

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

Miriam McCoy, 2008, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Emmett McCoy, 2008, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Gloria Ingram, 2009, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Bruce Ingram, 2009, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Linda Gregg Fields, 2012, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Jerry D. Fields, 2012, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

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

Sally B. Wittliff, 2014, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

William D. Wittliff, 2014, Doctor of Letters, honoris causa

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

Dionicio Flores, 2015, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

Robert Earl Maxwell, 2021, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa