Honorary Degrees
1918 - Present

John  Rogers 
Doctor of Humane Letters  1969
Status: conferred

Distinguished lawyer, educational statesman, humanitarian, he has pressed onward the human cause through his dedication to the service of his fellow man. As a former law school dean in his home state of Oklahoma and as university regent and trustee in Oklahoma as well as in the State of Arkansas, he has been a source of strength to the cause of higher education in the Southwest. Not only has he contributed to the advancement of education, but through his efforts in these institutions and in international, national, state and community organizations he has also served the brotherhood of man in the struggle for civil rights and social justice. For his far-visioned and courageous leadership for intellectual integrity, freedom and justice we this day accord grateful recognition with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.