A. The Faculty of Concordia University through the proceedings of the Faculty Senate may identify and approve candidates for honorary doctorates and awards. Members of the faculty and the administration are encouraged to identify and nominate potential candidates, using the “Honors Nomination Form” (Faculty Handbook 6.991), throughout the year.
B. The Honorary Awards Committee, a standing committee of the Faculty Senate, will administer the selection process.
C. Nominations and final selection shall be guided by the following criteria:
Candidates, depending upon their nominated honor, shall have been effective and
● in fostering objectives compatible with the mission of this University
● in utilizing a professional and/or scholarly approach
● in exercising leadership
● in being of service to many individuals
D. Doctoral degrees may be granted in the following areas:
● Doctor of Letters – Individuals who have been active as pastors, educators, artists, writers, etc.
● Doctor of Humane Letters – Individuals who have been active in philanthropy,
community service, and lay leadership (church, civic), etc.
● Doctor of Laws – Individuals who have been active in government, business, etc.
E. The Aeterna Moliri award may be granted to individuals who have “built for eternity,” being especially effective in the spread of the Gospel and extending the work of the church. These individuals may already have an earned or honorary doctorate.
F. Final approval of the candidates shall be made by the Faculty Senate in accordance with the Bylaws.
Last modified: March 15, 2018