Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees Awarded by Year

Conrad T. Prebys, San Diego, 2015

Conrad T. Prebys
San Diego, 2015

Peter Gabel, San Francisco, 2015

Peter Gabel
San Francisco, 2015

Phyllis Madonna, San Luis Obispo, 2015

Phyllis Madonna
San Luis Obispo, 2015

Forest Steven Whitaker, Dominguez Hills, 2015

Forest Steven Whitaker
Dominguez Hills, 2015


Lori L.  Edwards Doctor of Humane Letters San Bernardino 6/18/2016
Mark C. Edwards Doctor of Humane Letters San Bernardino 6/18/2016
Evelyn  Dilsaver Doctor of Humane Letters East Bay 6/12/2016
Ofelia  Esparza Doctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles 6/11/2016
Charles L.  Harrington Doctor of Humane Letters San Luis Obispo 6/11/2016
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
Kent  Twitchell Doctor of Fine Arts Los Angeles 6/11/2016
Yoji  Unoki Doctor of Humane Letters East Bay 6/11/2016
José A.  Zaglul Doctor of Science San Luis Obispo 6/11/2016
Maria Contreras-Sweet Doctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles 6/10/2016
Stephen W.  Schilling Doctor of Humane Letters Bakersfield 6/10/2016
George H.  Takei Doctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles 6/10/2016
Harry  Edwards Doctor of Humane Letters San José 5/28/2016
Greenlaw  Grupe, Jr.  Doctor of Humane Letters Stanislaus 5/27/2016
A. Robert  Linscheid Doctor of Humane Letters San Francisco 5/27/2016
Jeffrey  Mallett Doctor of Science San Francisco 5/27/2016
Charlotte Mailliard  Shultz Doctor of Fine Arts San Francisco 5/27/2016
Rev. James M.  Lawson, Jr.  Doctor of Humane Letters Northridge 5/23/2016
Harvey Alan  Bookstein Doctor of Humane Letters Northridge 5/22/2016
María Elena   Salinas Doctor of Humane Letters Fullerton 5/22/2016
Gregory Clark  Evans Doctor of Fine Arts San Marcos 5/21/2016
Juan Felipe  Herrera Doctor of Literature Fresno 5/21/2016
Benjamin  Jealous Doctor of Humane Letters Monterey Bay 5/21/2016
Gregory  Kondos Doctor of Fine Arts Sacramento 5/21/2016
Mark  Lisagor Doctor of Humane Letters Channel Islands 5/21/2016
David  Lucchetti Doctor of Humane Letters Sacramento 5/21/2016
Sylvia M.  Panetta Doctor of Humane Letters Monterey Bay 5/21/2016
Deborah  Voigt Doctor of Fine Arts Fullerton 5/21/2016
Christopher J.  Steinhauser Doctor of Humane Letters Long Beach 5/17/2016
Sara Miller  McCune Doctor of Humane Letters Channel Islands 5/14/2016
Irwin  Zahn Doctor of Humane Letters San Diego 5/14/2016
Susan R.  Salka Doctor of Humane Letters San Diego 5/13/2016


Judy Rodriguez WatsonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/20/2015
Helene A. HixonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2015
Philip E. HixonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2015
Natividad "Nati" CanoDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/13/2015
Phyllis MadonnaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/13/2015
Conrad T. PrebysDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego6/3/2015
Lester HoltDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/23/2015
Robert E. LadouceurDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/23/2015
Annette BeningDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/22/2015
Lawrence FerlinghettiDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/22/2015
Peter GabelDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/22/2015
Zev YaroslavskyDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/17/2015
Marvin R. BaxterDoctor of LawsFresno5/16/2015
William J. KearneyDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/16/2015
Charles McPhersonDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcos5/16/2015
Robert TownsendDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/16/2015
Forest Steven WhitakerDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/16/2015
Joseph E. BearDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/15/2015
Robert Judson ColeDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/6/2015
Regena Cummings ColeDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/6/2015
Robert FosterDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/24/2015


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Alejandro OrfilaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos9/23/2014
Robin BaggettDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/15/2014
Yoshie AkibaDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/14/2014
Hardy Brown Sr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2014
Jesus CardenasDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2014
Luz CardenasDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2014
Frieda Rapoport CaplanDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/14/2014
Maria Elena DurazoDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/14/2014
Ronald W. GregoireDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/14/2014
Eddy W. HartensteinDoctor of SciencePomona6/14/2014
Stephen Bechtel Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/13/2014
John FarrerDoctor of Fine ArtsBakersfield6/13/2014
Robert E. PriceDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego6/6/2014
William "Bill" HauckDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/24/2014
Stanley MazorDoctor of ScienceSan Francisco5/24/2014
Nancy McFaddenDoctor of LawsSan José5/24/2014
David WaldenDoctor of ScienceSan Francisco5/24/2014
William C. "Bill" AllenDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/22/2014
Richard K. DavisDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/17/2014
Peter G. MehasDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/17/2014
Julie PackardDoctor of ScienceMonterey Bay5/17/2014
Herrmann SpetzlerDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/17/2014
Patricia L. RoscoeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/16/2014
Gary HeckDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/10/2014
Charles W. DavidsonDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/25/2014
Terrence J. RobertsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos4/22/2014


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Paul AnkaDoctor of Fine ArtsPomona6/16/2013
James W. BoswellDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2013
Hae ParkDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/16/2013
Cotton RosserDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2013
Alfred QöyawaymaDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/15/2013
Merle Ronald HaggardDoctor of Fine ArtsBakersfield6/14/2013
Kumar MalavalliDoctor of ScienceEast Bay6/14/2013
Ronald M. AuenDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/13/2013
Sherrie C. AuenDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/13/2013
Wendell J. LundbergDoctor of ScienceChico5/26/2013
Adele CorvinDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/25/2013
Connie L. LurieDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/25/2013
Joseph P. ParisiDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/25/2013
Nicki ParisiDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/25/2013
Dale CarlsenDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/24/2013
Asad M. MadniDoctor of ScienceNorthridge5/22/2013
Louis "Lou" CannonDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/18/2013
Linda A. LangDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/18/2013
Jerry SandersDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/17/2013
T. Alan HurwitzDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/10/2013
John ChambersDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/26/2013


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Dave StocktonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/17/2012
Ellen O. TauscherDoctor of LawsEast Bay6/17/2012
Richard H. SherrattDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/16/2012
Leonard "Lenny" WilliamsDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/16/2012
Bert E. ForbesDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/10/2012
Candace M. ForbesDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/10/2012
Ronald R. SimonsDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/10/2012
Peter OppenheimerDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/9/2012
Jenny J. MingDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/26/2012
Vincent P. BarabbaDoctor of LawsNorthridge5/24/2012
Kathleen Marie IrelandDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/19/2012
Henry L. "Hank" LacayoDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/19/2012
Sandra LernerDoctor of ScienceChico5/19/2012
Barbro OsherDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/19/2012
L. Robert PayneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/19/2012
Alice Mitchell RivlinDoctor of LawsMonterey Bay5/19/2012
Leonard H. LavinDoctor of Humane Letters San Diego5/18/2012
Cruz ReynosoDoctor of LawsSacramento5/18/2012
Edward RollinsDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/18/2012
Joan WeillDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/16/2012
Sanford I. WeillDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/16/2012
Robert N. KleinDoctor of LawsHumboldt5/12/2012
Donald LucasDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/20/2012
Sally LucasDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/20/2012
Roy M. PérezDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/4/2012


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Glenda M. BaylessDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino12/10/2011
Robert Nathan DanzigerDoctor of Fine ArtsMonterey Bay9/14/2011
Bruce D. VarnerDoctor of LawsSan Bernardino6/18/2011
Alex MehranDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/12/2011
Kim PoleseDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/11/2011
Bernard A. OsherDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/11/2011
John MackDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/11/2011
Anthony L. JacksonDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/28/2011
Robert A. JohnsonDoctor of ScienceSonoma5/28/2011
James BerkDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/24/2011
Regina E. DuganDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/22/2011
J. Douglas PardeeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/21/2011
Jose YenqueDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcos5/21/2011
Jeffrey L. BleichDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/21/2011
George M. MarcusDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/21/2011
A. Jerrold PerenchioDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/21/2011
Jack T. O'ConnellDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/21/2011
Hugo MoralesDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/20/2011
John J. TracyDoctor of ScienceDominguez Hills5/20/2011
Janet MurguíaDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/20/2011
Steven M. LopezDoctor of Humane LettersSan José4/29/2011
Kazuo InamoriDoctor of ScienceSan Diego4/5/2011
Sil Garaventa Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersEast Bay2/25/2011


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Plácido DomingoDoctor of Fine ArtsStanislaus10/25/2010
James R. WatsonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/19/2010
Betty M. BarkerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/17/2010
Jack AcostaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/12/2010
Yuri KochiyamaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/12/2010
Bishop Charles E. BlakeDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/12/2010
Sarah L. LudwickDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/12/2010
Gary L. BloomDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/12/2010
Arthur J. LudwickDoctor of SciencePomona6/11/2010
Jose BernardoDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus6/5/2010
Jennifer A. WebleyDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/29/2010
John W. WebleyDoctor of ScienceSonoma5/29/2010
Paul F. FolinoDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/23/2010
David C. FavorDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/22/2010
Kenny C. GuinnDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2010
Margaret JensenDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2010
Rodger B. JensenDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2010
Rudy A. HanleyDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/22/2010
Mario G. ObledoDoctor of LawsSacramento5/22/2010
Don CoryellDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/22/2010
Henry G. CisnerosDoctor of LawsDominguez Hills5/21/2010
Marcy FriedmanDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/21/2010
Charles W. HostlerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/21/2010
Michelle DeYoungDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/18/2010
Carol A. CoxDoctor of LawsSan Marcos5/15/2010


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Nicholas J. CoussoulisDoctor of Humane Letters San Bernardino 6/21/2009
Ernest H. SivaDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Bernardino6/20/2009
Khaled HosseiniDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/14/2009
Scott KriensDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/14/2009
Richard N. FrankDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/14/2009
Inonge Mbikusita-LewanikaDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/14/2009
Tyree ToliverDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/13/2009
Leo FontanaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/13/2009
Don B. HuntleyDoctor of SciencePomona6/13/2009
Robin L. RossiDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/13/2009
Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al QasimiDoctor of ScienceChico5/24/2009
Leslie BassettDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/23/2009
John L. WoolfDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/23/2009
Malin BurnhamDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/23/2009
Pete WilsonDoctor of LawsSan Diego5/23/2009
Morris DeesDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/23/2009
Willie Howard Mays Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/23/2009
Claude GanzDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/23/2009
Frederick TeichertDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/22/2009
David W. FlemingDoctor of LawsNorthridge5/20/2009
Mike CurbDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/19/2009
Rafael A. SuarezDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/16/2009
Robert E. KramekDoctor of ScienceMaritime Academy5/2/2009


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Gary Alan SiniseDoctor of Fine ArtsStanislaus10/25/2008
Jean LaneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/15/2008
L. William "Bill" Lane Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/15/2008
George SoaresDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/14/2008
Joe MorganDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/14/2008
Andrew J. C. CherngDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/14/2008
Larry SharpDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/15/2008
Neale PerkinsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2008
William "Bill" ThomasDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/7/2008
Dionicio MoralesDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/6/2008
Harry PappasDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/31/2008
George DeukmejianDoctor of LawsLong Beach5/29/2008
Janet SpidellDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach5/29/2008
Robert SpidellDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach5/29/2008
Ken GrossmanDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/25/2008
Marilyn Wade WarrensDoctor of Fine ArtsChico5/25/2008
Darlene ShileyDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/24/2008
Isabel AllendeDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/24/2008
Walter JohnsonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/24/2008
Manny MashoufDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/24/2008
Don KassingDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/24/2008
John ChenDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/23/2008
Tavis SmileyDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/23/2008
Monica LozanoDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/22/2008
Pete Peters Doctor of Humane LettersFresno5/17/2008
Tracy CaldwellDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/17/2008
Michael FieldingDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/17/2008
Cheryl SeidnerDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/17/2008
Albert KernDoctor of ScienceSan Marcos5/17/2008
Jack RaymondDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/17/2008
Roy DisneyDoctor of Humane LettersMaritime Academy4/26/2008


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Shailesh MehtaDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/17/2007
William E. LeonardDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/16/2007
Sam MaloofDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Bernardino6/16/2007
Donald E. BentlyDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2007
Paul R. Bonderson Jr.Doctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/16/2007
Paul J. OrfaleaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/16/2007
Warren ChristopherDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/9/2007
Stuart SperberDoctor of SciencePomona6/9/2007
Rita MorenoDoctor of Fine ArtsEast Bay6/1/2007
Charles H. NoskiDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge6/1/2007
Winnie LeungDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/26/2007
Roger ValineDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/26/2007
Daniel J. LanahanDoctor of LawsSonoma5/26/2007
Dan BlackDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/20/2007
Rafael Sanchez Doctor of Humane LettersChico5/19/2007
Malinda ChouinardDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/19/2007
Roy ChristopherDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/19/2007
Robert AntleDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/19/2007
Ric MastenDoctor of LettersMonterey Bay5/19/2007
Martha LongeneckerDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/19/2007
Abel Coronado AmayaDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/18/2007
Gil D. SmithDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/18/2007
Deborah SzekelyDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/18/2007
Leon WilliamsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/18/2007
Sebastian Paul MuscoDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/12/2007
Jack L. Rawlins Doctor of ScienceChico4/11/2007


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Irwin JacobsDoctor of ScienceSan Diego8/26/2006
Charles ObershawDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2006
Shelby ObershawDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/18/2006
Richard R. OliphantDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/16/2006
Stanley T. WangDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay6/10/2006
David C. LizarragaDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/2006
Anthony M. VittiDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus6/3/2006
James D. WoodsDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/28/2006
James J. BrosnahanDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/27/2006
Neil YoungDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/27/2006
Pegi YoungDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/27/2006
Leslie L. VadaszDoctor of ScienceSonoma5/27/2006
Sam F. IacobellisDoctor of ScienceFresno5/20/2006
James McClatchyDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/20/2006
Robert T. MatsuiDoctor of LawsSacramento5/20/2006
Craig R. NoelDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/20/2006


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Jack H. BrownDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/19/2005
Bing Sum WongDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/19/2005
Robert W. KarpeDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/11/2005
Raul YzaguirreDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/11/2005
Jack DangermondDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/11/2005
Bruce A. McPhersonDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/11/2005
William H. SwansonDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/11/2005
Michael D. EisnerDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge6/3/2005
Steven G. MihayloDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/29/2005
John CarlosDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/28/2005
Tommie Smith Doctor of Humane LettersSan José5/28/2005
Jeffrey KahaneDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/28/2005
John Stuart RogersDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/28/2005
June RogersDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/28/2005
John Spoor BroomeDoctor of Humane LettersChannel Islands5/21/2005
Robert J. LagomarsinoDoctor of LawsChannel Islands5/21/2005
Floyd English Doctor of ScienceChico5/21/2005
Richard A. JohansonDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/21/2005
Ruth Marie NickersonDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/21/2005
Norman BrinkerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/21/2005
Andreas BrownDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/21/2005
Ron L. FowlerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/21/2005
Ngugi wa Thiong'oDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/20/2005


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Florentino GarzaDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/13/2004
Iris ChangDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/12/2004
Harry P. PachonDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/12/2004
Robert L. GibsonDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/12/2004
Alex G. SpanosDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/12/2004
Susan Elizabeth GeorgeDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/30/2004
Willie Brown Doctor of LawsSan Francisco5/29/2004
Vartan GregorianDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/29/2004
Robert L. CaretDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/29/2004
Yoshihiro UchidaDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/29/2004
Carol ChanningDoctor of Fine ArtsStanislaus5/29/2004
Marshall Lloyd Ginter Doctor of ScienceChico5/22/2004
Glen ToneyDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/22/2004
Mary Carolyn DobbsDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/2004
Belva DavisDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/22/2004
Kathleen KennedyDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/15/2004
James HusbandDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/15/2004
John SantuccioDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcos5/15/2004


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Dorothy InghramDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/14/2003
Osborne Earl SmithDoctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/14/2003
Bernard GoldsteinDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/31/2003
Edward R. StolmanDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/31/2003
Patrick JohnstonDoctor of Humane LettersStanislaus5/31/2003
Philip S. MagaramDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/28/2003
Albert J. McNeilDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge5/28/2003
Judy Lynn Sitton Doctor of Humane LettersChico5/25/2003
Steve G. Nettleton Doctor of Humane LettersChico5/24/2003
Peter YarrowDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/24/2003
James F. BoccardoDoctor of LawsSan José5/24/2003
Timothy J. LeiwekeDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/23/2003
Ingrid MosesDoctor of LettersSacramento5/23/2003
Hans J.A. Van GinkelDoctor of LettersSacramento5/23/2003
Charles F. BoldenDoctor of ScienceSan Diego5/18/2003
Sol PriceDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/18/2003
Lajpat Rai MungerDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/17/2003
John BaldassariDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/17/2003
Richard E. HunterDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/17/2003


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Abel G. AganbegyanDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/15/2002
Susan B. NeumanDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/15/2002
Rosario MarinDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/15/2002
Ali C. RaziDoctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/15/2002
Joseph W. CotchettDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/15/2002
John Brooks SlaughterDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/15/2002
Alan ArmerDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/31/2002
Dolores C. HuertaDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/29/2002
Ernest D. MarquezDoctor of ScienceFresno5/25/2002
Larry A. ShehadeyDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/25/2002
Samuel Ruiz GarciaDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/25/2002
Millard FullerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/25/2002
Norman MinetaDoctor of LawsSan José5/25/2002
Amy TanDoctor of LettersSan José5/25/2002
Phillip L. IsenbergDoctor of LawsSacramento5/24/2002
Dwight E. StanfordDoctor of LawsSan Diego5/20/2002
George Walker SmithDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/19/2002
Gwynna M. MorrisDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/18/2002
Claire Van VlietDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Diego5/18/2002
Miguel León-PortillaDoctor of LettersSan Diego5/3/2002
Stephen Jay GouldDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo4/5/2002
Walter E. MasseyDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo4/5/2002


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Richard W. RileyDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento12/14/2001
David BaltimoreDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo9/28/2001
Rita ColwellDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo9/28/2001
Ravi ShankarDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Marcos8/22/2001
W. Benson Harer Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Bernardino6/16/2001
Ann M. VenemanDoctor of LawsSan Luis Obispo6/16/2001
Brian De Lacy FigajiDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/9/2001
Henry RodriguezDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos6/3/2001
William M. LylesDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/26/2001
Gareth C.C. ChangDoctor of ScienceFullerton5/26/2001
Michael D. StennisDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/26/2001
Grantland JohnsonDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/26/2001
Richard N. GoldmanDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/26/2001
Herbert McGilvray DwightDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/26/2001
Nicolas CageDoctor of Fine ArtsFullerton5/25/2001
Dorothy Stevens EnomotoDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/25/2001


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Julia ChildDoctor of Humane LettersPomona12/1/2000
Ronald V. DellumsDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/10/2000
Barry MunitzDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/2000
Peter HemmingsDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge6/1/2000
John P. SchlegalDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/27/2000
David F. SelvinDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/27/2000
Richard SmothersDcotor of Fine ArtsSan José5/27/2000
Thomas SmothersDoctor of Fine ArtsSan José5/27/2000
Bob L. MangrumDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/27/2000
Richard CarpenterDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/26/2000
James H. GrayDoctor of LawsLong Beach5/24/2000
Coralein HallowellDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/20/2000
James HallowellDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/20/2000
George F. MartinDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/12/1999
Milton M. YoungerDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/12/1999
R. J. Considine Jr.Doctor of Humane LettersSan Luis Obispo6/12/1999
James David Power IIIDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge6/3/1999
August WilsonDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge6/2/1999
James CameronDoctor of Fine ArtsFullerton5/29/1999
Clarence Iwao NishizuDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/29/1999
Steven Lee YamshonDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/29/1999
Irene DalisDoctor of Fine ArtsSan José5/29/1999
Janet R. KelloggDoctor of Humane LettersSan Marcos5/29/1999
Norman EpsteinDoctor of LawsDominguez Hills5/28/1999
Katherine B. LokerDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/28/1999
Paul H. O'NeillDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/1999
Hugo Morales RosasDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/1999
Julian BondDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/22/1999
Shirley ChisholmDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/22/1999
James SinegalDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/22/1999
Corrick BrownDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/22/1999
William Keith KelloggDoctor of Humane LettersPomona11/12/1998
Jean AblinDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/13/1998
Sunne Wright McPeakDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/13/1998
Edward R. RoybalDoctor of LawsLos Angeles 6/13/1998
Ruth AsawaDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/30/1998
John Hope FranklinDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/30/1998
Harold M. WilliamsDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/28/1998
Tommy LasordaDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach5/27/1998
Abraham PolonskyDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/27/1998
Arthur BarronDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/24/1998
Arthur G. LinkletterDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/24/1998
L. Y. WooDoctor of ScienceChico5/23/1998
Norman NeuerburgDoctor of Fine ArtsDominguez Hills5/23/1998
Elmer RichterDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/23/1998
Evelyn CisnerosDoctor of Fine ArtsMonterey Bay5/23/1998
Wayne ThiebaudDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/23/1998
Angelo K. TsakopoulosDoctor of Humane LettersSacramento5/23/1998
Vahac MardirosianDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/23/1998
Donald GreenDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/23/1998
Maureen GreenDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/23/1998
Monica P. HadleyDoctor of Humane LettersHumboldt5/16/1998
Carol VanessDoctor of Fine ArtsNorthridge4/4/1998
D. Bruce JohnstoneDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego8/20/1997
Shimon PeresDoctor of LawsSan Diego8/20/1997
James L. BurkeDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/14/1997
Franz FischlerDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/14/1997
Michael FeinsteinDoctor of Fine ArtsLos Angeles6/14/1997
Billie Jean KingDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/14/1997
Danny GloverDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/31/1997
Nelson MandelaDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/31/1997
Bella LewitzkyDoctor of Fine ArtsLong Beach5/30/1997
Ann LiebermanDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge5/30/1997
Scott HorowitzDoctor of ScienceNorthridge5/29/1997
David BarclayDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/24/1997
Leon S. PetersDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/24/1997
Herbie HancockDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/24/1997
Jose BurciagaDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/24/1997
Leon PanettaDoctor of Humane LettersMonterey Bay5/24/1997
Alfred E. AlquistDoctor of LawsSan José5/24/1997
Henry F. TrioneDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/24/1997
Yehudi MenuhinDoctor of Fine ArtsSan Francisco5/9/1997
M. E. BenguDoctor of LawsSacramento7/17/1996
Heitor Gurgulino de SouzaDoctor of LawsSacramento7/17/1996
Federico MayorDoctor of LawsSacramento7/15/1996
Rayburn S. DezemberDoctor of Humane LettersBakersfield6/8/1996
Fred KorematsuDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/8/1996
Charles R. OliverDoctor of SciencePomona6/6/1996
Bernard LipinskyDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/26/1996
Alvena StormDoctor of Humane LettersSan Diego5/26/1996
Alan SimpkinsDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/26/1996
Phyllis Forward SimpkinsDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/26/1996
Anita L. DeFrantzDoctor of LawsDominguez Hills5/25/1996
Robert E. DuncanDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/25/1996
Edward James OlmosDoctor of Fine ArtsFresno5/25/1996
George PerleDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/25/1996
Anna Deavere SmithDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/25/1996
Mervin FieldDoctor of LawsSonoma5/18/1996
Andrew McGuireDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/18/1996
Helen B. RudeeDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/18/1996
I. King JordanDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/10/1995
Claudia H. HamptonDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/1995
Billy BartyDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/10/1995
Charles Brown VoorhisDoctor of LawsPomona6/10/1995
Norman Williamson Jr.Doctor of LettersPomona6/10/1995
Isabel PattersonDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach5/31/1995
Jun-Boo ChaDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/27/1995
Earl S. SmittcampDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/27/1995
Hillary Rodham ClintonDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/27/1995
Cecil WilliamsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/27/1995
Fred B. GalbreathDoctor of ScienceHumboldt5/20/1995
Gene M. BenedettiDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/20/1995
Gaye LeBaronDoctor of LettersSonoma5/20/1995
Lodwrick M. CookDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills2/21/1995
Peter J. PitchessDoctor of LawsOffice of the Chancellor7/20/1994
W. Keith Kellogg IIDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/12/1994
King FarrisDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/11/1994
Vincent E. PetrucciDoctor of ScienceFresno5/28/1994
Lee Patrick BrownDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/27/1994
Joseph A. RattiganDoctor of LawsSonoma5/27/1994
Jean Forsyth SchulzDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/27/1994
Louis W. SchatzDoctor of ScienceHumboldt5/21/1994
Arturo MadridDoctor of Humane LettersEast Bay*6/12/1993
Michi Nishiura WeglynDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/12/1993
Wright EdelmanDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/29/1993
Halper SilbertDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/29/1993
Morton I. AbramowitzDoctor of LawsStanislaus5/29/1993
HarrisonDoctor of Fine ArtsSacramento5/28/1993
BurrDoctor of Fine ArtsSonoma5/28/1993
Evert B. PersonDoctor of Humane LettersSonoma5/28/1993
RichardsDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills5/22/1993
Sidney Harvey CraigDoctor of Humane LettersFresno5/22/1993
Donald F. KarcherDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton9/25/1992
Yukiyasu TogoDoctor of Humane LettersDominguez Hills9/17/1992
James A. CollinsDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/13/1992
David JenkinsDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/30/1992
William ClarkDoctor of LettersSan José5/23/1992
Walter J. TurnbullDoctor of Fine ArtsDominguez Hills5/24/1991


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Yung Fa ChangDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco9/13/1990
Jaime A. EscalanteDoctor of Humane LettersLos Angeles6/9/1990
Otto E. MeyerDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/26/1990
Steve MartinDoctor of Humane LettersLong Beach8/25/1989
Russell G. MawbyDoctor of SciencePomona6/10/1989
Jose QuinteroDoctor of Fine ArtsFullerton5/28/1989
Ramon C. CortinesDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/27/1989
Rosalyn S. YalowDoctor of ScienceSan Francisco5/27/1989
Louis H. HeilbronDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco5/28/1988
Luis ValdezDoctor of Fine ArtsSan José5/28/1988
Ernest L. BoyerDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/22/1988
Nathaniel S. Colley Sr.Doctor of LawsSacramento5/21/1988
Burt RutanDoctor of ScienceSan Luis Obispo6/30/1987
Albert S. RoddaDoctor of LawsSacramento5/23/1987
Roy T. BrophyDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/23/1987
Walter W. StiernDoctor of LawsBakersfield6/14/1986
Peter V. UeberrothDoctor of Humane LettersSan José5/24/1986
Homer P. BalabanisDoctor of Fine ArtsHumboldt6/15/1985
Augustus F. HawkinsDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/15/1985
John F. O'ConnellDoctor of Humane LettersChico5/26/1985
Arnold O. BeckmanDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton5/26/1984
Andres SegoviaDoctor of Humane LettersNorthridge2/18/1983
Edmund G. "Pat" BrownDoctor of LawsLos Angeles6/11/1982
Glenn S. DumkeDoctor of LawsSan Francisco5/29/1982


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C. Alden DunhamDoctor of Humane LettersOffice of the Chancellor9/20/1976
Margaret Chase SmithDoctor of LawsNorthridge5/31/1974
Irving StoneDoctor of LiteratureOffice of the Chancellor3/22/1971


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John W. GardnerDoctor of LawsSan José6/13/1969
Emory W. MorrisDoctor of Humane LettersPomona6/7/1969
Donald M. HartMaster of Public ServiceSan Luis Obispo6/7/1969
Edwin O. ReischauerDoctor of LawsSan Diego4/1/1968
Ralph Winfred TylerDoctor of LawsEast Bay*6/10/1967
Louis Booker WrightDoctor of Humane LettersFullerton11/30/1966
Glenn Theodore SeaborgDoctor of LawsSan Diego6/10/1966
R. Buckminster FullerDoctor of Humane LettersSan José6/10/1966
Frank V. de BellisDoctor of Humane LettersSan Francisco6/11/1965
Monroe E. SpaghtDoctor of LawsHumboldt6/4/1965
Arnold J. ToynbeeDoctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles11/16/1964
Francis KeppelDoctor of Humane Letters Los Angeles5/15/1964
John F. KennedyDoctor of Laws San Diego6/6/1963

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