Honorary Doctorate (September 2020)
Emeritus Professor Gerard Sutton was named an Honorary Doctorate in September 2020 in recognition of his distinguished career in academia and higher education and sustained service to USC on the University Council.
Emeritus Professor Gerard Sutton AO resigned from Council concluding his term on 8 December 2019 after six years. In addition, Emeritus Professor Sutton has also contributed to Council Committees including the Nominations Committee. In addition to his contribution at Council and Committee meetings, Emeritus Professor Sutton has participated in the annual Council retreats and attended University engagement events. He has also been a panel member on the selection committees for the University’s last two Vice-Chancellor and Presidents. In accordance with the Honorary Awards – Governing Policy, an award of Honorary Senior Fellow may be made to external members of the University Council who have provided a sustained service to the University on the University Council for a minimum of three years. External members of the University Council who meet the criteria would automatically qualify for the award upon completion of the Councillor’s service. In this case, I request that Emeritus Professor Sutton AO be considered for an Award of Honorary Doctor of the University in respect of his distinguished career in academia and higher education