Major Academic Events

2017 Honorary Degree Recipients

At this year's Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 13th, Emmanuel will confer an honorary doctorate on our distinguished speaker, Rosanne Haggerty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Solutions. During the ceremony, the College will award honorary degrees to two additional individuals who exemplify Emmanuel's mission and values by their superb contributions to their professions and to society.

Wayne Budd, Esq. is an attorney with over 40 years of legal experience in the public and private sectors. From 1989 to 1992 he served as United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, acting as the Commonwealth's chief federal prosecutor and representing the federal government in all matters involving civil litigation. In 1992, he was appointed by then-President George H.W. Bush to serve as an Associate Attorney General, overseeing the Civil Rights, Environmental, Tax, Civil and Anti-Trust Divisions at the Department of Justice, as well as the Bureau of Prisons. He was later appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to serve as a member of the Sentencing Commission. Currently, Mr. Budd is Senior Counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP, where he was a partner from 1993 to 1996. Prior to rejoining Goodwin in 2004, he served as a Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel and a Director of John Hancock and as Group President-New England of Bell Atlantic Corporation. He formerly served as President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association and in 1979 became the first African-American President of the Massachusetts Bar Association. He holds an A.B. from Boston College and a J.D. from Wayne State University School of Law.

Elaine El-Khawas, Ph.D. is a research sociologist and Professor Emerita of Education Policy at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. El-Khawas's areas of expertise include higher education policy at both the state and federal level, and comparative policy and practice in higher education. She has published widely on trends and policies affecting higher education, including issues in accreditation and quality assurance, organizational change, faculty and governance. Previously she served as Professor of Higher Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. She also served as Vice President for Policy Analysis and Research at the American Council on Education (ACE) for 14 years. She was a member of United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) scientific committee for Europe and North America and served on the boards of several international journals, including Quality in Higher Education. She has been a consultant and advisor to the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Association of African Universities. Dr. El-Khawas has served as a Trustee of Emmanuel College for three decades and serves as the Chair of the Board's Committee on Academic Affairs. She received her B.A. from George Washington and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago.