Hofstra

Honorary Degrees

Hofstra University awards honorary degrees to distinguished individuals who deserve acknowledgment for their contributions to and performance in their chosen field or industry.

Honorary Degree Recipients

(as of December 2021)

  • Abrams, Frank W. (55)
  • Abrams, Robert (79)
  • Adams, Arthur Stanton (52)
  • Adams, The Hon. Eric L. (22)
  • Adams, Frederick B., Jr. (59)
  • Adams, John C. (64)
  • Albrecht, Chris (05)
  • Allen, James E., Jr. (57)
  • Allen, Will (14)
  • Ambrose, Stephen E. (00)
  • Ammidon, Hoyt (68)
  • Anderson, Warren M. (87)
  • Arad, Avi (05)
  • Araskog, Rand V. (90)
  • Asimov, Isaac (80)
  • Attwood, William (78)
  • Axinn, Donald E. (91)
  • Back, George (99)
  • Baer, Albert M. (67)
  • Balkenende, Jan Peter (11)
  • Baker, Peter (15)
  • Banga, Ajaypal Singh (10)
  • Barell, Martin C. (85)
  • Barry, John (96)
  • Barry, Maryanne Trump (84)
  • Batten, William M. (78)
  • Bauer, Louis H. (64)
  • Bearden, Romare (82)
  • Becker, Gary S. (97)
  • Bergin, Thomas G. (58)
  • Bergman, Stanley M. (17)
  • Berliner, Herman A. (15)
  • Bernstein, Robert L. (99)
  • Beyer, Robert T. (85)
  • Biden, Jill (17)
  • Bieber, Owen (92)
  • Bierwirth, John (98)
  • Bishop, Morris G. (56)
  • Black, Theodore M. (74)
  • Blackman, Courtney N. (82)
  • Blitzer, Wolf (19)
  • Blodgett, Eleanor D. (80)
  • Bologna, Joseph (02)
  • Boyer, Ernest L. (85)
  • Bracken, Eddie (97)
  • Brauchli, Marcus W (19)
  • Breed, Eben (69)
  • Brinkley, Douglas (12)
  • Brokaw, Tom (85)
  • Brown, Arthur W. (66)
  • Brown, Janet (12)
  • Brown, John Mason (54)
  • Brown, Raymond E. (85)
  • Bundy, McGeorge (60)
  • Burns, Arnold I. (86)
  • Burns, Arthur F. (80)
  • Burstein, Beatrice S. (83)
  • Bush, Barbara (97)
  • Bush, George H.W. (97)
  • Cabranes, Jose A. (95)
  • Cadigan, George L. (65)
  • Calabresi, Guido (99)
  • Calderone, Mary S. (78)
  • Carey, Hugh L. (83)
  • Carlough, Edward J. (89)
  • Casey, Richard Conway (00)
  • Cathey, Henry Marc (91)
  • Chapin, Schuyler (99)
  • Chase, Harry W. (51)
  • Chaykin, Irving J.  (80)
  • Chenault, Kenneth I. (07)
  • Ciolli, Rita F. (17)
  • Clark, Tom C. (73)
  • Clinton, William J. (05)
  • Cohen, Jordan J. (19)
  • Coleman, Cy (00)
  • Coleman, Elizabeth (92)
  • Coleman, Mimi W. (91)
  • Coleman, Norman (03)
  • Coles, Robert M. (75)
  • Connelly, Eugene B. (90)
  • Cooney, Joan G. (71)
  • Coppola, Francis F. (77)
  • Corey, Elias J. (74)
  • Coulson, Robert (87)
  • Couper, Edgar W. (63)
  • Cross, Dolores E. (92)
  • D’Alemberte, Talbot (92)
  • D’Amato, Alfonse M. (83)
  • Dalrymple, Jean (92)
  • Davis, John W. (53)
  • Davison, Alfred T. (61)
  • Davison, Kate T. (51)
  • Days, Drew S., III (96)
  • Dean, Arthur H. (61)
  • Dean, Howard (10)
  • Dean, Patrick (64)
  • de Carvalho, Eleazar (71)
  • Dembo, Tamara (81)
  • Demerec, Milislav (57)
  • DeMille, Nelson (89)
  • Dennehy, Brian (03)
  • deSoet, Jan F.A. (90)
  • DiFiore, Janet (18)
  • DiNapoli, Thomas P. (09)
  • Dingell, John D. (88)
  • Dinkins, David N. (93)
  • Doctorow, E.L. (04)
  • Dobbs, Lou (04)
  • Dowling, Michael (05)
  • Drucker, Peter F. (84)
  • Dryden, Charles (96)
  • Dunne, John R. (89)
  • Durham, Christine M. (07)
  • Edelman, Marian W. (89)
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D. (50)
  • Eisner, Elliot (88)
  • Ekblom, Harry E. (82)
  • Embury, Aymar, II (51)
  • Epstein, Saul Leon (70)
  • Fanelli, Sean A.  (97)
  • Fanton, Jonathan F. (01)
  • Ferguson, Roger W., Jr. (19)
  • Field, Ruth P. (61)
  • Finkelstein, James (84)
  • Fixler, Bernard (75)
  • Forbes, Malcolm S. (81)
  • Ford, Gerald R. (81)
  • Foster, Gloria (96)
  • Foster, Henry Wendell, Jr. (03)
  • Fowler, Wyche, Jr. (90)
  • Frankenthaler, Helen (91)
  • French, Marilyn (92)
  • Futter, Ellen V.  (94)
  • Gannon, Robert (48)
  • Garaufis, Nicholas G. (13)
  • Gardner, John W. (71)
  • Gelbart, Larry (99)
  • Genrich, Willard A. (85)
  • Getzels, Jacob W. (84)
  • Geyer, Georgie Ann (95)
  • Giff, Patricia R. (90)
  • Gilot, Francoise (82)
  • Gluck, Frederick W. (96)
  • Goddard, Colin (05)
  • Goheen, Robert F. (65)
  • Goode, W. Wilson (85)
  • Goodman, Dr. Yetta M. (02)
  • Gould, Stephen J. (87)
  • Green, Maxine (85)
  • Greenberg, Maurice (00)
  • Greene, Morris A. (70)
  • Greenspan, Alan (84)
  • Gregory, Cynthia (93)
  • Guggenheim, Harry F.  (67)
  • Hagedorn, Horace (98)
  • Hamroff, Marc (16)
  • Hanks, Nancy (71)
  • Hannon, Kemp (00)
  • Harding, James, Jr. (02)
  • Harrison, William H. (51)
  • Hart, Kitty Carlisle (98)
  • Hartman, Thomas J. (01)
  • Hayes, Helen (90)
  • Heald, Henry T. (55)
  • Hearne, Paul G. (97)
  • Heckscher, August (67)
  • Heineken, Alfred (96)
  • Heiskell, Andrew (72)
  • Herbert, Lawrence (89)
  • Hester, James M. (67)
  • Higginbotham, A. Leon, Jr. (83)
  • Hochul, Kathy (16)
  • Hodgkinson, Harold L. (87)
  • Hornstein, Moses (67)
  • Houghton, Arthur A., Jr. (56)
  • Houseman, John (75)
  • Hubbell, George L., Jr. (57)
  • Hubley, Faith (95)
  • Israel, Steve (16)
  • Jansen, Raymond A. (00)
  • Jansen, William (58)
  • Javits, Jacob K. (66)
  • Jefferson, Wallace B. (09)
  • Jenkins, Paul (96)
  • Jensen, Jim (82)
  • Joel, Billy (97)
  • Johnson, Owen H. (98)
  • Johnson, Robert M.  (91)
  • Johnson, Robert Wood, IV (02)
  • Jordan, Vernon E., Jr. (15)
  • Jordon, Patricia James (94)
  • Kaku, Michio (97)
  • Kalb, Marvin L. (98)
  • Kalikow, Peter S. (86)
  • Karpatkin, Rhoda (98)
  • Katz, Saul (10)
  • Kaufman, Robert (04)
  • Kaye, Judith S. (01)
  • Keene, Christopher (89)
  • Keith, Damon J. (90)
  • Kellner, Dr. Irwin L. (95)
  • Kelman, Herbert (83)
  • Kempton, Murray (94)
  • Kerr, Clark (74)
  • Kheel, Theodore W. (84)
  • Kibbee, Robert J. (82)
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr. (65)
  • Kinnell, Galway (88)
  • Kirkland, L. Lane (90)
  • Kissinger, Walter B. (01)
  • Knapp, Halsey B. (49)
  • Koontz, Elizabeth D. (70)
  • Krout, John A. (65)
  • Kruger, Arthur (82)
  • Kurzweil, Raymond (82)
  • Kushner, Jared (14)
  • Lambert '89, Dr. Kurt (22)
  • Lamont, Thomas S. (59)
  • Larocca, James L. (93)
  • Larsen, Ralph S. (89)
  • Laubach, Gerald D. (79)
  • Laventhol, David (86)
  • Lavery, Rev. Charles J. (68)
  • Leeds, Gerard (06)
  • Leeds, Lilo (06)
  • Lent, Norman F. (88)
  • Leslie, Seymour (74)
  • Levitt, Arthur Jr. (85)
  • Lewis, Shari (93)
  • Lie, Trygve (49)
  • Liebman, Seymour (16)
  • Linton, Floyd S. (95)
  • Lippman, Jonathan (12)
  • Lister, Bruce A. (98)
  • Livingston, Judith (98)
  • Llewellyn, J. Bruce (92)
  • Lowe, Emily (53)
  • Ludwig, Eugene (98)
  • Lyons, Jeffrey (00)
  • Malone, Raymond H. (91)
  • Marburger, John H. (00)
  • Margiotta, Joseph M. (01)
  • Marinello, Kathryn (21)
  • Mason, Ellsworth (73)
  • Manzanet-Daniels, Hon. Sallie (15)
  • Massimino, Mike (18)
  • Mathews, David (99)
  • McCall, H. Carl (00)
  • McCarthy, Carolyn (02)
  • McEwen, William P. (78)
  • McGann, John R. (99)
  • McGill, William J. (72)
  • McGinnis, Marcy (02)
  • McGraw, Harold W., Jr. (93)
  • McKeon, Robert (10)
  • McManaway, James G. (60)
  • Medina, Harold R. (57)
  • Meier, Deborah (96)
  • Melville, Ward (54)
  • Merchant, Livingston T. (59)
  • Meyer, Bernard S. (80)
  • Mitchell, Broadus (67)
  • Money, John W.
  • Monroe, Daniel L. (73)
  • Monroe, Lorraine (97)
  • Moonves, Leslie (12)
  • Moore, Judith Livingston (98)
  • Moot, Welles Van Ness (53)
  • Mooyart-Doubleday, B. (95)
  • Moran, Michael (91)
  • Moreno, Jonathan (98)
  • Morton, Joe (19)
  • Moses, Robert (48)
  • Moyers, Bill D. (71)
  • Moynihan, Daniel P. (76)
  • Muller, Robert (98)
  • Neeleman, David (07)
  • Negroponte, Nicholas (09)
  • Neier, Aryeh (75)
  • Neiman, Leroy (97)
  • Ness, Frederick W. (75)
  • Newson, Carroll V. (53)
  • Nickerson, Albert L. (64)
  • Nickerson, Eugene H. (70)
  • Nisbet, Robert A. (74)
  • Noble, Gil (90)
  • North, Whitney (88)
  • Nyquist, Ewald B. (75)
  • Odum, Eugene P. (80)
  • Olsten, William (91)
  • O’Neill, Paul H. (09)
  • Orne, Martin (93)
  • Osborn, Fairfield (66)
  • Oster, Sharon M. (01)
  • Oxley, Michael G. (06)
  • Packard, Edward B. (97)
  • Palmer, Geoffrey (91)
  • Paterson, David A. (06)
  • Patterson, Robert P. (50)
  • Payson, Joan W. (55)
  • Peale, Mundy I. (59)
  • Peters, Bernadette (02)
  • Peterson, Martha E. (69)
  • Piccard, Jacques E. (70)
  • Pickering, Thomas R. (92)
  • Pierce, Samuel R. (81)
  • Pifer, Alan (74)
  • Pitman, James (69)
  • Polak, Jack (04)
  • Poling, Harold A. (86)
  • Portalatin, Julio A. (13)
  • Pratt, George C. (87)
  • Prinz, Joachim (75)
  • Purcell, Francis T. (86)
  • Purcell, Patrick J. (92)
  • Rangel, Charles B. (89)
  • Raveche, Harold J. (90)
  • Rechler, Scott (18)
  • Redlener, Irwin E. (11)
  • Regan, Edward V. (95)
  • Rice, Hon. Kathleen (15)
  • Richardson, Elliot L. (88)
  • Ridgeway, Matthew B. (53)
  • Rifkind, Simon H. (62)
  • Ripley, Sidney D., II (68)
  • Rivkin, Leonard L. (89)
  • Rizzuto, Phil (95)
  • Roberts, Cokie (03)
  • Robinson, James H. (70)
  • Robison, Olin (88)
  • Roche, John P. (89)
  • Rohatyn, Felix G. (81)
  • Roosevelt, George E. (61)
  • Rorty, Dr. Richard (02)
  • Rosenberg, Alex (89)
  • Rosenthal, Philip (11)
  • Rosenthal, Tony (89)
  • Ross, Scott (97)
  • Rosser, Richard F. (91)
  • Rusk, Howard A. (72)
  • Rustin, Bayard (82)
  • Sadat, Jehan (87)
  • Sagan, Carl (85)
  • Salisbury, Harrison E. (92)
  • Salten, David G. (96)
  • Saltzman, Arnold A. (86)
  • Saltzman, Joan R. (99)
  • Samios, Nicolas P. (94)
  • Savage, Frank (95)
  • Scala, James (98)
  • Schapiro, Morton Owen (06)
  • Schieffer, Bob Lloyd (09)
  • Schiliro, Phil (13)
  • Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. (91)
  • Eric Schmertz (07)
  • Schneider, Alan (74)
  • Schroder, Martin (97)
  • Schulberg, Budd (85)
  • Schulman, Susan H. (92)
  • Schumer, Charles E. (99)
  • Schwebel, Stephen M. (97)
  • Segal, Gordon (97)
  • Seidman, L. William (93)
  • Seymour, Whitney N. (88)
  • Siebert, Muriel (99)
  • Silver, Mariko (17)
  • Silver, Edward (89)
  • Simon, Neil (81)
  • Simons, Dr. James (02)
  • Singas, Madeline (17)
  • Skinner, B.F. (74)
  • Skinner, Cornelia O. (52)
  • Smith, B. Othanel (86)
  • Smith, Walter B. (49)
  • Sotomayor, Sonia (06)
  • Speno, Edward J. (69)
  • Spiegel, Siegmund (93)
  • Spitzer, Eliot (04)
  • Stanton, Frank (96)
  • Stein, Herbert (94)
  • Steinem, Gloria (84)
  • Stern, Guy (98)
  • Stevenson, Adlai E. (61)
  • Stillman, Bruce W. (01)
  • Stone, Charles B. III (57)
  • Stone, George W., Jr. (63)
  • Straus, Roger W. (88)
  • Sullivan, Martin J. (08)
  • Sullivan, Susan M. (01)
  • Sullivan, Walter (75)
  • Sutton, Percy E. (97)
  • Swing, William Lacy (94)
  • Switzer, Mary E. (69)
  • Tammero, Robert A. (91)
  • Taylor, Renee (02)
  • Tese, Vincent (93)
  • Thatcher, Margaret (00)
  • Theobald, John J.  (58)
  • ‘t Hooft, Gerardus (01)
  • Tilles, Roger (09)
  • Timmer, Jan D. (96)
  • Tisch, Preston R. (89)
  • Tisdale, Henry N. (09)
  • Tobin, James (83)
  • Toperoff, Sam (99)
  • Townsend, Paul B. (71)
  • Tracey, Kevin (16)
  • Trowbridge, Alexander B. (68)
  • Turnbull, Walter J. (92)
  • Tyler, Gus (93)
  • Udall, Steward L. (66)
  • vanden Huevel, William J. (97)
  • van Roijen, Herman J. (52)
  • Van Lierop, Robert (94)
  • Van Peebles, Mario (94)
  • Van Peebles, Melvin (94)
  • Vecsey, George (90)
  • Viscardi, Henry, Jr. (65)
  • Volcker, Paul A. (87)
  • Vosper, Robert G. (67)
  • Wachtler, Sol (81)
  • Wald, Patricia M. (91)
  • Walker, Eric A. (60)
  • Walters, Barbara (86)
  • Watson, James D. (76)
  • Wattleton, Faye (92)
  • Watts, John M. (58)
  • Weill, Sanford I. (83)
  • Weingrow, Howard (05)
  • Weinstein, Jack B. (93)
  • Weisenberg, Harvey (14)
  • Weller, Augustus B. (73)
  • Werner, Edwin R. (86)
  • Wexner, Leslie H. (87)
  • White, Mary Jo (02)
  • Wicker, Thomas G. (92)
  • Wiesel, Elie (75)
  • Wigler, Michael H. (95)
  • Williams, George H. (69)
  • Wilson, Edward O. (86)
  • Wilzig, Siggi B. (83)
  • Wright, Beatrice (99)
  • Yee, Chiang (71)
  • Yiren, Rong (86)
  • York, Jerome B. (95)
  • Younger, Judith T. (74)
  • Zarb, Frank (75)
  • Zizzo, Alicia (97)