It was such an honor to recognize Mr. David Kaufman at yesterday’s Commencement on University Commons with the very special distinction of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. During his 13 years as a member of the University Board of Trustees, Mr. Kaufman has been a driving force for transformation, integrity of our institutional mission, and strategic competitiveness. He has provided exemplary service not only to the Board but also to the wider mission and purposes of our institution. For the past three years, he has served with distinction as the Chair of the Board. Joining me for the presentation to Mr. Kaufman is Mr. Jon Pruden, Vice Chair of the Board.