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Policies, Rules and Regulations

Chapter Name: Administrative Organization and Authority

Chapter No. 2.2

Issue: Commencement Speakers

Effective Date: 8-21-1968

Revision Date: 6-20-2006

UNIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT

Eastern Michigan University recognizes excellence in service or vocation through the selection of commencement speakers in accordance with the goals and objectives of the University. The President of the University has the privilege of selecting the commencement speaker with the advice and consent of the Board of Regents.

 

UNIVERSITY PRACTICE

University practices for implementing this policy include:

  1. An informal recommendation is given to the Board of Regents by the President subsequent to making a selection.
  2. An honorary degree may, at the discretion of the President, accompany the selection of the commencement speaker.

 

RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

The President has complete responsibility for selecting the most appropriate candidate as the commencement speaker.

The Board of Regents offers its advice and consent on the President's selection.

 

SCOPE OF POLICY COVERAGE

This policy applies to the selection of all commencement speakers for the University.

 

 

 

Authority for Creation or Revision:

Minutes of the Board of Regents, August 21, 1968; para. .701M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, January 16, 1980; para. .2182M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, January 25, 1984; para. .2836M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, October 24, 1990; para. .4284M.
Minutes of the Board of Regents, June 20, 2006; para. .6632M.