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Chancellor Cantor to be awarded honorary degree from Colgate University

May 16, 2012

Sara Miller
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Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor will be awarded an honorary degree by Colgate University at its 191st commencement this Sunday, May 20.

Cantor, who will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, is being honored for advancing the “role of universities as a public good responsible for serving the needs of society” and as an “advocate for the status of women in the academy, racial justice and diversity.”

Among Cantor's honorary degrees are a doctor of education degree from Northeastern University, a doctor of laws degree from Emory University and most recently an honorary doctor of laws degree from the University of Michigan this past December.

As SU’s 11th chancellor and president, Cantor is helping forge a new understanding of the role of universities in society. Through her leadership, the University pursues its vision of Scholarship in Action and is building on its historical strengths, while also creating new cross-sector collaborations in the community and globally that simultaneously enrich scholarship and education.

A distinguished professor of psychology and women’s studies in SU's College of Arts and Sciences, Cantor received her A.B. from Sarah Lawrence College and her Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University.

To read Colgate University's official announcement, visit:

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