Honorary Degrees Committee 2017-2018

The Committee on Honorary Degrees consists of members of the Yale board of trustees, faculty members nominated by the president, a member of the University Council nominated by the Council, and alumni nominated by the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Association of Yale Alumni. 

Members of the Board of Trustees 

Eve Hart Rice ‘73 B.A.   (Chair)

Annette Thomas ‘93 Ph.D.

Michael Warren ’90 B.A.

Lei Zhang ‘02 M.A., ‘02 M.B.A.

Alumni Members

Tom A. Bernstein ’74 B.A., ’77 J.D.

Sarah E. Lewis ’10 M.A., ’15 Ph.D.

William Schwalbe ’84 B.A.

Laura R. Walker ’87 M.B.A.

University Council 

Jessica Herrera-Flanigan ’92 B.A.


Harold W. Attridge
Sterling Professor of Divinity

Melvin Chen ’91 B.S.
Deputy Dean, Yale School of Music; Professor in the Practice

Nicholas Christakis ’84 B.S.
Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science

Heather Gerken
Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Ruslan Medzhitov
Sterling Professor of Immunobiology

Mary Miller ’78 M.A., ’81 Ph.D.
Sterling Professor Emeritus in the History of Art