Indiana University Bloomington

McRobbie receives 5th honorary degree as IU president

  • July 28, 2014

Editor's note: This story from The Bloomington Herald-Times is being published here as a courtesy for readers of IU in the News.

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie was given an honorary doctorate and was the commencement speaker Friday at Griffith University in Australia.

McRobbie received a Doctor of the University at one of the most respected universities in his native country. Griffith has more than 43,000 students on five campuses in the Australian state of Queensland.

This is his fifth honorary degree since becoming IU president in July 2007.

The Griffith announcement praised McRobbie for his information technology innovation and leadership in higher education. It also noted he is one of few Australians to be a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.