The presidents of Kansas State University and The University of Kansas are supporting a plan to allow state universities to award honorary degrees.


The presidents of Kansas State University and The University of Kansas are supporting a plan to allow state universities to award honorary degrees.
Currently, state universities are not allowed to confer the special degrees.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports a policy change was discussed last week at a Board of Regents meeting, but the initial proposal was returned to staff for more work.
Regent Gary Sherrer says he supports changing the policy to allow some honorary degrees, which he says promotes the universities.
Under the initial proposal, state universities could confer honorary degrees approved by the regents, but only in exceptional circumstances. And the honorary degrees could not be awarded until five years after university employees or elected or appointed officials left their jobs.
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Information from: Lawrence Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com