Request for nominations, Honorary Degree 2015


As Chair of the Honorary Degree Committee, I invite you to submit nominations for the Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees to be presented at Commencement 2015.

The honorary doctorate is the highest academic honor awarded by Rhode Island School of Design. Recipients join a roster of extraordinary individuals who inspire and sustain our learning community and collectively represent RISD’s leadership in the arts. Criteria for nominees include distinction in arts and letters; advocacy of or service to the arts; significant achievement in criticism or scholarship; or special dedication to the mission and values of Rhode Island School of Design.

Please support your nomination with a summary statement of your candidate’s accomplishments and reasons for your proposal. We would also ask nominators to identify any candidate who might be a strong commencement speaker. Nominations should be submitted no later than March 31, 2014 via this link or to via email to Jessica Martin (jmartin03*at*

–Dan Cavicchi, interim Dean, Liberal Arts

Commencement, Honorary Degree

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