The University of Montana-Missoula honors distinguished persons with the appropriate Honorary Degrees after careful review and approval by the faculty, administration, and Board of Regents of the Montana University System. Employees, alumni, students, and friends of The University of Montana may nominate individuals qualified for Honorary Degrees.
The nomination process begins in September annually to allow sufficient time for the various reviews and timely contact of approved candidates. September-November: Nominations received and reviewed by the Provost. November-January: Nominations reviewed and approved by faculty and Deans, with recommendations to the President from the Provost. February: Nominations reviewed and approved by ECOS and the Faculty Senate. March: Nominations approved by the Board of Regents.
March: Invitations extended by the President. The President, Provost, and Registrar will decide the appropriate Honorary Degrees to confer prior to Faculty Senate consideration.
No Applicable Procedure
Those wishing to do so should submit letters of nomination to the President, Provost, or appropriate Dean, including a résumé or listing of the candidate’s major accomplishments and at least three letters of support documenting the candidate’s contributions. If submitted to the President or Dean(s), those receiving the nominations will forward them to the Provost.