UTEP President Receives Honorary Doctorates from Northeastern University, St. Louis University

Last Updated on May 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Originally published May 16, 2017

By University Communications

UTEP Communications

UTEP President Diana Natalicio was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Northeastern University’s 115th commencement ceremony May 5, 2017 in Boston.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at Northeastern University’s 115th commencement ceremony May 5, 2017 in Boston. Photo courtesy of Northeastern University.

President Natalicio was presented her degree along with Sir Lucian Grainge CBE, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, and Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the Dimock Center.

“These visionary leaders have displayed passion, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit at the forefront of their fields,” Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun said.

During the ceremony, Northeastern University Trustee Katherine McHugh lauded President Natalicio as a “pioneer for access to learning, champion for knowledge creation, exemplar of higher education leadership.”

President Natalicio delivered the commencement address at her alma mater, Saint Louis University, on May 20. She received an honorary Doctor of Science degree after her address.

“Dr. Natalicio is intimately familiar with the complexities of students from marginalized groups accessing education," said SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D. "She has successfully undertaken the task of building meaningful, long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with the surrounding communities.”

She has previously received honorary doctoral degrees from Victoria University (Melbourne, Australia), Georgetown University, Smith College and the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon.