Ken Hackett Receives Notre Dame Honorary Degree


CRS President Ken Hackett will receive one of nine honorary degrees bestowed at the 162ndcommencement at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. on Sunday (May 20).

Notre Dame will recognize distinguished national and international figures in politics, education, medicine, the arts, humanitarian work and the Catholic Church. In addition to Ken, who will receive an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree, the honorees include Jeffrey Immelt, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of General Electric Co., and Dr. Paul Farmer, a world-renown authority on AIDS and tuberculosis.

In a ceremony prior to the commencement, Ken will deliver an address at the diploma ceremony for Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

This will be Ken’s fourth honorary doctorate. Last year, he received an honorary degree from his alma mater, Boston College. He has also been recognized by Siena College in Albany, NY, and New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

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