Honorary Degrees
1918 - Present

Charles Appleton Meyer 
Doctor of Laws  1970
Status: conferred

Distinguished businessman, statesman and civic leader, he has exemplified the ideal of the modern businessman concerned with and dedicated to the public interest to which he is willing to give generously of his time, talents and other resources. As a businessman, he has directed effectively a large enterprise not only in the United States but also in Latin America. As a statesman, he has served in various governmental roles generally involving the relations of the Unites States with our Latin American neighbors. At the present time, he is serving with distinction as Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs and United States Coordinator for the Alliance for Progress. As a civic leader, he has served in many leadership roles to advance the cultural, educational and economic welfare of his city and region. In recognition of all these contributions, we are pleased to confer upon him this day the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa.