CGT faculty member Vishakha Desai has been selected as one of five by Williams College to receive at honorary degree at the school’s commencement ceremony on June 8, 2014.  Michael R. Bloomberg, Karen Armstrong, Steven Chu, and Greg Avis will also receive honorary degrees at the ceremony.

College Selects Five Honorary Degree Recipients for Commencement

By Matthew Borin – March 19, 2014

The Williams Record

The College will award five honorary degrees at the Commencement Exercise for the Class of 2014 on June 8.

Recipients Michael R. Bloomberg and Karen Armstrong will deliver the commencement and baccalaureate speeches, respectively. Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, outgoing Chairman of the Williams Board of Trustees Greg Avis ’80 and former President and CEO of the Asia Society Vishakha Desai, will also receive degrees.

According to annual procedure, the honorary degree candidates were selected by the Honorary Degrees Committee, which consists of faculty members from each of the three divisions, staff members, trustees and students. These selections then go on to the College’s Board of Trustees for final approval.

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