Howard University acknowledges excellence and achievement by conferring honorary degrees to persons who have achieved distinction in their respective fields of endeavor. The Honorary Degree is conferred on a selective basis, upon recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, to distinguished individuals who merit special recognition for demonstrated achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the mission of Howard University. It is the University's highest honor.
Office of The Secretary
The origin and history of the Secretary of the University and the Board of Trustees are inextricably linked to the founding, growth, and evolution of Howard University, which was founded on March 2, 1867.
Howard University Office of the Secretary
2400 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 405
Washington, D.C. 20059