HACC may award an honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service (D.P.S.) to outstanding community leaders. Learn about the D.P.S. Degree.
How does HACC decide to award a D.P.S.?
The President and Board of Trustees must recommend this degree. The committee will make its recommendations to the President. The President will then make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
We base the decision to award a D.P.S. on:
HACC does not award honorary degrees to:
We cannot award honorary degrees to these groups until at least one year after association with the institution has elapsed.
Who serves on the Honorary Degree Award recommending committee?
Who chairs the Honorary Degree Award recommending committee?
The CAO is responsible for chairing the committee.
How does HACC award the D.P.S.?
The Board of Trustees determines when to award honorary degrees at commencement exercises. HACC displays the names of those awarded honorary degrees.
Who has received an honorary degree from HACC?
View honorary degree recipients.