Published: May 30, 2012 share

During the graduation ceremony of Southern Virginia University held on Saturday, May 2 former SVU president and current TJSL Distinguished Professor Rodney Smith received an honorary degree.


"This is the second honorary degree that I have received," said Smith. "As a former law school dean and college president, I know how selective this process is. I am deeply gratified to have been so honored."


Dr. Smith, who was SVU’s president from 2004-2011 was honored for his major contributions to the growth of the university.


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