George Henderson, who served as the dean of the College of Liberal Studies from 1996-2000, was awarded an honorary degree at OU’s 2011 Commencement Ceremony on May 13. Since his arrival at OU in 1967, Henderson has worked to foster human rights and has served as a mentor to many OU students. His leadership has been instrumental in the development of OU’s Liberal Studies and Human Relations programs. Henderson also was the first African-American dean on the Norman campus.
Update: The College of Liberal Studies was renamed the College of Professional and Continuing Studies in 2017.