CSU trustees revoke Bill Cosbys honorary degree

Nov 20, 2015 7:27 PM by News Staff

The California State University Board of Trustees revoked the honorary doctorate degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1992.

The board voted today to revoke the degree Cosby was given on behalf of California Polytechnic University, Pomona. It is the first time in 52 years that the Board of Trustees has voted to rescind a degree.

CSU officials said in a news release, “Cosby’s conduct is contrary to the values of the CSU and inconsistent with the criteria and high standards that honorary degree recipients are expected to exemplify.”

Dozens of women have accused Cosby of molesting them decades ago. The comedian has denied the allegations and has not been charged with a crime.

Several other schools across the country have rescinded honorary degrees given to Cosby.


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