Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees Awarded Alphabetically By Last Name

Judy Rodriguez Watson, San Bernardino, 2015

Judy Rodriguez Watson
San Bernardino, 2015

Zev Yaroslavsky, Northridge, 2015

Zev Yaroslavsky
Northridge, 2015

Lester Holt, Sacramento, 2015

Lester Holt
Sacramento, 2015

William J. Kearney, Channel Islands, 2015

William J. Kearney
Channel Islands, 2015


Mildred Jean AblinDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/13/1998
Morton I. AbramowitzDoctor of LawsStanislaus5/29/1993
Jack AcostaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/12/2010
Abel G. AganbegyanDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/15/2002
Yoshie AkibaDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/14/2014
William C. "Bill" AllenDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/22/2014
Isabel AllendeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/24/2008
Alfred E. AlquistDoctor of LawsSan Jose5/24/1997
Abel Coronado AmayaDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/18/2007
Paul AnkaDoctor of Fine ArtsPomona6/16/2013
Robert AntleDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/19/2007
Alan ArmerDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/31/2002
Ruth AsawaDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/30/1998
Ronald M. AuenDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/13/2013
Sherrie C. AuenDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/13/2013


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Robin BaggettDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/15/2014
Homer P. BalabanisDoctor of Fine ArtsHumboldt6/15/1985
John BaldassariDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/17/2003
David BaltimoreDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo9/28/2001
Vincent P. BarabbaDoctor of LawsNorthridge5/24/2012
David BarclayDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/24/1997
Betty M. BarkerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/17/2010
Arthur BarronDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/24/1998
Billy BartyDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/1995
Leslie BassettDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/23/2009
Marvin R. BaxterDoctor of LawsFresno5/16/2015
Glenda M. BaylessDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino12/10/2011
Joseph E. BearDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/15/2015
Stephen Bechtel Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/13/2014
Arnold O. BeckmanDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/26/1984
Gene M. BenedettiDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/20/1995
Sisbusiso M. E. BenguDoctor of LawsSacramento7/17/1996
Annette BeningDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/22/2015
Donald E. BentlyDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2007
James BerkDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/24/2011
Jose BernardoDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus6/5/2010
Dan BlackDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/20/2007
Bishop Charles E. BlakeDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/12/2010
Jeffrey L. BleichDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/21/2011
Gary L. BloomDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/12/2010
James F. BoccardoDoctor of LawsSan Jose5/24/2003
Charles F. BoldenDoctor of ScienceSan Diego5/18/2003
Julian BondDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/22/1999
Harvey Alan  Bookstein Doctor of Humane Letters Northridge 5/22/2016
Paul R. Jr. BondersonDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2007
James W. BoswellDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2013
Ernest L. BoyerDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/22/1988
Norman BrinkerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/21/2005
John Spoor BroomeDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/21/2005
Roy T. BrophyDoctor of Humane LettersSan Jose5/23/1987
James J. BrosnahanDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/27/2006
Hardy Brown Sr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2014
Jack H. BrownDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/19/2005
Andreas BrownDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/21/2005
Corrick BrownDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/22/1999
Lee Patrick BrownDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/27/1994
Edmund G. Pat BrownDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/11/1982
Willie Brown Doctor of LawsSan Francisco5/29/2004
Jose BurciagaDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/24/1997
James L. BurkeDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/14/1997
Malin Burnham Doctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/23/2009
Raymond BurrDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/28/1993


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Nicolas CageDoctor of Fine ArtsFullerton5/25/2001
Tracy CaldwellDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/17/2008
James CameronDoctor of Fine ArtsFullerton5/29/1999
Louis "Lou" CannonDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/18/2013
Natividad "Nati" CanoDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/13/2015
Frieda Rapoport CaplanDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/14/2014
Jesus CardenasDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2014
Luz CardenasDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2014
Robert L. CaretDoctor of Humane LettersSan Jose5/29/2004
John CarlosDoctor of Humane LettersSan Jose5/28/2005
Richard CarpenterDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/26/2000
Dale CarlsenDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/24/2013
Jun-Boo ChaDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/27/1995
John ChambersDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/26/2013
Iris ChangDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/12/2004
Yung Fa ChangDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco9/13/1990
Gareth C.C. ChangDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/26/2001
Carol ChanningDoctor of Fine ArtsStanislaus5/29/2004
John ChenDoctor of Humane LettersSan Jose5/23/2008
Andrew J.C. CherngDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/14/2008
Julia ChildDoctor of Humane LettersPomona12/1/2000
Shirley ChisholmDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/22/1999
Malinda ChouinardDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/19/2007
Warren ChristopherDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/9/2007
Roy ChristopherDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/19/2007
Evelyn CisnerosDoctor of Fine ArtsMonterey Bay5/23/1998
Henry G. CisnerosDoctor of LawsDominguez Hills5/21/2010
William ClarkDoctor of LettersSan Jose5/23/1992
Hillary Rodham ClintonDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/27/1995
Robert Judson ColeDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/6/2015
Regena Cummings ColeDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/6/2015
Nathaniel S. Colley Sr.Doctor of LawsSacramento5/21/1988
James A. CollinsDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/13/1992
Rita ColwellDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo9/28/2001
R. J. Considine Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/12/1999
Maria Contreras-Sweet Doctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles 6/10/2016
Lodwrick M. CookDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills2/21/1995
Ramon C. CortinesDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/27/1989
Adele CorvinDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/25/2013
Don CoryellDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/22/2010
Joseph W. CotchettDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/15/2002
Nicholas J. CoussoulisDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/21/2009
Carol A. CoxDoctor of LawsSan Marcos5/15/2010
Sidney Harvey CraigDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/1993
Mike CurbDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/19/2009


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Irene DalisDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Jose5/29/1999
Jack DangermondDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/11/2005
Robert Nathan DanzigerDoctor of Fine ArtsMonterey Bay9/14/2011
Charles W. DavidsonDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/25/2014
Belva DavisDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/22/2004
Richard K. DavisDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/17/2014
Frank V. de BellisDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco6/11/1965
Heitor Gurgulino de SouzaDoctor of LawsSacramento7/17/1996
Morris DeesDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/23/2009
Anita L. DeFrantzDoctor of LawsDominguez Hills5/25/1996
Ronald V. DellumsDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/10/2000
George DeukmejianDoctor of LawsLong Beach5/29/2008
Michelle DeYoungDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/18/2010
Rayburn S. DezemberDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/8/1996
Evelyn  Dilsaver Doctor of Humane Letters East Bay 6/12/2016
Roy DisneyDoctor of Humane LettersCSU Maritime Academy4/26/2008
Mary Carolyn DobbsDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2004
Plácido DomingoDoctor of Fine ArtsStanislaus10/25/2010
Regina E. DuganDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/22/2011
Glenn S. DumkeDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/29/1982
Robert E. DuncanDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/25/1996
C. Alden DunhamDoctor of Humane LettersOffice of the Chancellor9/20/1976
Maria Elena DurazoDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/14/2014
Herbert McGilvray DwightDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/26/2001


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Marian Wright EdelmanDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/29/1993
Lori L.  Edwards Doctor of Humane Letters San Bernardino 6/18/2016
Mark C. Edwards Doctor of Humane Letters San Bernardino 6/18/2016
Harry  Edwards Doctor of Humane Letters San José 5/28/2016
Michael D. EisnerDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge6/3/2005
Floyd English Doctor of ScienceChico5/21/2005
Dorothy Stevens EnomotoDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/25/2001
Norman EpsteinDoctor of LawsDominguez Hills5/28/1999
Jaime A. EscalanteDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/9/1990
Ofelia  Esparza Doctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles 6/11/2016
Gregory Clark  Evans Doctor of Fine Arts San Marcos 5/21/2016


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John FarrerDoctor of Fine ArtsBakersfield6/13/2014
Vera King FarrisDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/11/1994
David C. FavorDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/22/2010
Michael FeinsteinDoctor of Fine ArtsLos Angeles6/14/1997
Lawrence FerlinghettiDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/22/2015
Mervin FieldDoctor of LawsSonoma5/18/1996
Michael FieldingDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/17/2008
Brian De Lacy FigajiDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/9/2001
Franz FischlerDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/14/1997
David W. FlemingDoctor of LawsNorthridge5/20/2009
Paul F. FolinoDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/23/2010
Leo FontanaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/13/2009
Bert E. ForbesDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/10/2012
Candace M. ForbesDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/10/2012
Robert FosterDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/24/2015
Ron L. FowlerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/21/2005
Richard N. FrankDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/14/2009
John Hope FranklinDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/30/1998
Marcy FriedmanDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/21/2010
Millard FullerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/25/2002
R. Buckminster FullerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Jose6/10/1966


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Peter GabelDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/22/2015
Fred. B. GalbreathDoctor of ScienceHumboldt5/20/1995
Claude GanzDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/23/2009
Sil Garaventa Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersEast Bay2/25/2011
Samuel Ruiz GarciaDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/25/2002
John W. GardnerDoctor of LawsSan Jose6/13/1969
Florentino GarzaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/13/2004
Susan Elizabeth GeorgeDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/30/2004
Robert L. GibsonDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/12/2004
Marshall Lloyd Ginter Doctor of ScienceChico5/22/2004
Danny GloverDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/31/1997
Richard N. GoldmanDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/26/2001
Bernard GoldsteinDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/31/2003
Stephen Jay GouldDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo4/5/2002
James H. GrayDoctor of LawsLong Beach5/24/2000
Donald GreenDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/23/1998
Maureen GreenDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/23/1998
Ronald W. GregoireDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/14/2014
Vartan GregorianDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/29/2004
Ken GrossmanDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/25/2008
Greenlaw  Grupe, Jr.  Doctor of Humane Letters Stanislaus 5/27/2016
Kenny C. GuinnDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2010


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Monica P. HadleyDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/16/1998
Merle Ronald HaggardDoctor of Fine ArtsBakersfield6/14/2013
Coralein HallowellDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/20/2000
James HallowellDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/20/2000
Claudia H. HamptonDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/1995
Herbie HancockDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/24/1997
Rudy A. HanleyDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/22/2010
W. Benson Harer Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/16/2001
Charles L.  Harrington Doctor of Humane Letters San Luis Obispo 6/11/2016
Lou HarrisonDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/28/1993
Donald M. HartMaster of Public ServiceSan Luis Obispo6/7/1969
Eddy W. HartensteinDoctor of SciencePomona6/14/2014
William "Bill" HauckDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/24/2014
Augustus F. HawkinsDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/15/1985
Gary HeckDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/10/2014
Louis H. HeilbronDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/28/1988
Peter HemmingsDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge6/1/2000
Juan Felipe  Herrera Doctor of Literature Fresno 5/21/2016
Helene A. HixonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2015
Philip E. HixonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2015
Lester HoltDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/23/2015
Scott HorowitzDoctor of ScienceNorthridge5/29/1997
Khaled HosseiniDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/14/2009
Charles W. HostlerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/21/2010
Dolores C. HuertaDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/29/2002
Richard E. HunterDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/17/2003
Don B. HuntleyDoctor of SciencePomona6/13/2009
T. Alan HurwitzDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/10/2013
James HusbandDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/15/2004


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Sam F. IacobellisDoctor of ScienceFresno5/20/2006
Kazuo InamoriDoctor of ScienceSan Diego4/5/2011
Dorothy InghramDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2003
Kathleen Marie IrelandDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/19/2012
Phillip L. IsenbergDoctor of LawsSacramento5/24/2002


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Anthony L. JacksonDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/28/2011
Irwin JacobsDoctor of ScienceSan Diego8/26/2006
Benjamin  Jealous Doctor of Humane Letters Monterey Bay 5/21/2016
David JenkinsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/30/1992
Margaret JensenDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2010
Rodger B. JensenDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2010
Richard A. JohansonDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/21/2005
Grantland JohnsonDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/26/2001
Robert A. JohnsonDoctor of ScienceSonoma5/28/2011
Walter JohnsonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/24/2008
Patrick JohnstonDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/31/2003
D. Bruce JohnstoneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego8/20/1997
I. King JordanDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/10/1995


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Jeffrey KahaneDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/28/2005
Donald F. KarcherDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton9/25/1992
Robert W. KarpeDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/11/2005
Don KassingDoctor of Humane LettersSan Jose5/24/2008
William J. KearneyDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/16/2015
Janet R. KelloggDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/29/1999
Will Keith KelloggDoctor of Humane LettersPomona11/12/1998
W. Keith Kellogg IIDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/12/1994
Kathleen KennedyDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/15/2004
John F. KennedyDoctor of LawsSan Diego6/6/1963
Francis KeppelDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles5/15/1964
Albert KernDoctor of ScienceSan Marcos5/17/2008
Billie Jean KingDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/14/1997
Robert N. KleinDoctor of LawsHumboldt5/12/2012
Yuri KochiyamaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/12/2010
Gregory  Kondos Doctor of Fine Arts Sacramento 5/21/2016
Fred KorematsuDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/8/1996
Robert E. KramekDoctor of ScienceThe Maritime Academy5/2/2009
Scott KriensDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/14/2009


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Henry L. "Hank" LacayoDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/19/2012
Robert E. LadouceurDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/23/2015
Robert J. LagomarsinoDoctor of LawsChannel Islands5/21/2005
Daniel J. LanahanDoctor of LawsSonoma5/26/2007
Jean LaneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/15/2008
L. William Bill Lane Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/15/2008
Linda A. LangDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/18/2013
Tommy LasordaDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach5/27/1998
Leonard H. LavinDoctor of Humane Letters San Diego5/18/2012
Rev. James M.  Lawson, Jr.  Doctor of Humane Letters Northridge 5/23/2016
Gaye LeBaronDoctor of LettersSonoma5/20/1995
Timothy J. LeiwekeDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/23/2003
Miguel León-PortillaDoctor of LettersSan Diego5/3/2002
William E. LeonardDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/16/2007
Sandra LernerDoctor of ScienceChico5/19/2012
Winnie LeungDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/26/2007
Bella LewitzkyDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/30/1997
Ann LiebermanDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/30/1997
Arthur G. LinkletterDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/24/1998
A. Robert  Linscheid Doctor of Humane Letters San Francisco 5/27/2016
Bernard LipinskyDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/26/1996
Mark  Lisagor Doctor of Humane Letters Channel Islands 5/21/2016
David C. Lizarraga Doctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/2006
Katherine B. LokerDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/28/1999
Martha LongeneckerDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/19/2007
Steven M. LopezDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/29/2011
Monica LozanoDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/22/2008
Donald LucasDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/20/2012
Sally LucasDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/20/2012
David  Lucchetti Doctor of Humane Letters Sacramento 5/21/2016
Arthur J. LudwickDoctor of SciencePomona6/11/2010
Sarah L. LudwickDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/12/2010
Wendell J. LundbergDoctor of ScienceChico5/26/2013
Connie L. LurieDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/25/2013
William M. LylesDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/26/2001


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John MackDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/11/2011
Asad M. MadniDoctor of ScienceNorthridge5/22/2013
Phyllis MadonnaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/13/2015
Arturo MadridDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/12/1993
Philip S. MagaramDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/28/2003
Kumar MalavalliDoctor of ScienceEast Bay6/14/2013
Jeffrey  Mallett Doctor of Science San Francisco 5/27/2016
Sam MaloofDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Bernardino6/16/2007
Nelson MandelaDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/31/1997
Bob L. MangrumDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/27/2000
George M. MarcusDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/21/2011
Vahac MardirosianDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/23/1998
Rosario MarinDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/15/2002
Ernest D. MarquezDoctor of ScienceFresno5/25/2002
George F. MartinDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/12/1999
Steve MartinDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach8/25/1989
Manny MashoufDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/24/2008
Walter E. MasseyDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo4/5/2002
Ric MastenDoctor of LettersMonterey Bay5/19/2007
Robert T. MatsuiDoctor of LawsSacramento5/20/2006
Russell G. MawbyDoctor of SciencePomona6/10/1989
Federico MayorDoctor of LawsSacramento7/15/1996
Willie Howard Mays Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/23/2009
Stanley MazorDoctor of ScienceSan Francisco5/24/2014
Inonge Mbikusita-LewanikaDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/14/2009
Nancy McFaddenDoctor of LawsSan José5/24/2014
James McClatchyDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/20/2006
Sara Miller  McCune Doctor of Humane Letters Channel Islands 5/14/2016
Paul V. McEnroe Doctor of Science San Luis Obispo 6/11/2016
Tina Hansen  McEnroe Doctor of Humane Letters San Luis Obispo 6/11/2016
Andrew McGuireDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/18/1996
Albert J. McNeilDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/28/2003
Sunne Wright McPeakDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/13/1998
Bruce A. McPhersonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/11/2005
Charles McPhersonDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcos5/16/2015
Alex MehranDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/12/2011
Peter G. MehasDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/17/2014
Shailesh MehtaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/17/2007
Yehudi MenuhinDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/9/1997
Otto E. MeyerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/26/1990
Steven G.MihayloDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/29/2005
Norman MinetaDoctor of LawsSan Jose5/25/2002
Jenny J. MingDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/26/2012
Dionicio MoralesDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/6/2008
Hugo MoralesDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/20/2011
Rita MorenoDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/1/2007
Joe MorganDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/14/2008
Gwynna M. MorrisDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/18/2002
Emory W. MorrisDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/7/1969
Ingrid MosesDoctor of LettersSacramento5/23/2003
Lajpat Rai MungerDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/17/2003
Barry MunitzDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/2000
Janet MurguíaDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/20/2011
Sebastian Paul MuscoDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/12/2007


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Steve G. Nettleton Doctor of Humane LettersChico5/24/2003
Norman NeuerburgDoctor of Fine ArtsDominguez Hills5/23/1998
Susan B. NeumanDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/15/2002
Ruth Marie NickersonDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/21/2005
Clarence Iwao NishizuDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/29/1999
Craig R. NoelDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/20/2006
Charles H. NoskiDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge6/1/2007


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Jack T. O'ConnellDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/21/2011
John F. O'ConnellDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/26/1985
Paul H. O'NeillDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/1999
Charles ObershawDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2006
Shelby ObershawDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2006
Mario G. ObledoDoctor of LawsSacramento5/22/2010
Alejandro OrfilaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos9/23/2014
Richard R. OliphantDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/16/2006
Charles R. OliverDoctor of SciencePomona6/6/1996
Edward James OlmosDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/25/1996
Paul J. OrfaleaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/16/2007
Peter OppenheimerDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/9/2012
Barbro OsherDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/19/2012
Bernard A. OsherDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/11/2011


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Harry P. PachonDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/12/2004
Julie PackardDoctor of ScienceMonterey Bay5/17/2014
Leon PanettaDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/24/1997
Harry PappasDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/31/2008
J. Douglas PardeeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/21/2011
Sylvia M.  Panetta Doctor of Humane Letters Monterey Bay 5/21/2016
Joseph P. ParisiDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/25/2013
Nicki ParisiDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/25/2013
Hae ParkDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/16/2013
Isabel PattersonDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach5/31/1995
L. Robert PayneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/19/2012
A. Jerrold PerenchioDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/21/2011
Shimon PeresDoctor of LawsSan Diego8/20/1997
Roy M. PérezDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/4/2012
Neale PerkinsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2008
George PerleDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/25/1996
Evert B. PersonDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/28/1993
Leon S. PetersDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/24/1997
Pete Peters Doctor of Humane LettersFresno5/17/2008
Vincent E. PetrucciDoctor of ScienceFresno5/28/1994
Peter J. PitchessDoctor of LawsOffice of the Chancellor7/20/1994
Kim PoleseDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/11/2011
Abraham PolonskyDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/27/1998
James David Power IIIDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge6/3/1999
Conrad T. PrebysDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego6/3/2015
Robert E. PriceDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego6/6/2014
Sol PriceDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/18/2003


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Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al QasimiDoctor of ScienceChico5/24/2009
Alfred QöyawaymaDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/15/2013
Jose QuinteroDoctor of Fine ArtsFullerton5/28/1989


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Joseph A. RattiganDoctor of LawsSonoma5/27/1994
Jack L. Rawlins Doctor of ScienceChico4/11/2007
Jack RaymondDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/17/2008
Ali C. RaziDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/15/2002
Edwin O. ReischauerDoctor of LawsSan Diego4/1/1968
Cruz ReynosoDoctor of LawsSacramento5/18/2012
Lloyd RichardsDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/22/1993
Elmer RichterDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/23/1998
Richard W. RileyDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento12/14/2001
Alice Mitchell RivlinDoctor of LawsMonterey Bay5/19/2012
Terrence J. RobertsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos4/22/2014
Albert S. RoddaDoctor of LawsSacramento5/23/1987
Henry RodriguezDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos6/3/2001
John Stuart RogersDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/28/2005
June RogersDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/28/2005
Edward RollinsDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/18/2012
Hugo Morales RosasDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/1999
Patricia L. RoscoeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/16/2014
Cotton RosserDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2013
Robin L. Rossi Doctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/13/2009
Edward R. RoybalDoctor of LawsLos Angeles 6/13/1998
Helen B. RudeeDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/18/1996
Burt RutanDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo 6/13/1987


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María Elena   Salinas Doctor of Humane Letters Fullerton 5/22/2016
Susan R.  Salka Doctor of Humane Letters San Diego 5/13/2016
Rafael SanchezDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/19/2007
Jerry SandersDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/17/2013
John SantuccioDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcos5/15/2004
Louis W. SchatzDoctor of ScienceHumboldt5/21/1994
Stephen W.  Schilling Doctor of Humane Letters Bakersfield 6/10/2016
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Darlene ShileyDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/24/2008
Charlotte Mailliard  Shultz Doctor of Fine Arts San Francisco 5/27/2016
Mimi Halper SilbertDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/29/1993
Ronald R. SimonsDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/10/2012
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Ralph Winfred TylerDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/10/1967


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*Degrees awarded when the campus was named California State University, Hayward.