Honorary Classmate David Swenson awarded Yale honorary degree
At the 2014 Yale Commencement, our honorary classmate David F. Swensen was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. The citation read as follows:
You are one of our great university citizens. A steward of gifts past and present, you have used your own gift to secure our future. Your unconventional success has allowed Yale to grow and prosper, and the Yale Model has become the gold standard for endowment portfolio management. You have trained and mentored a new generation of investment managers for institutions of higher education across the country, imbuing them with knowledge, values, and strong ethical principles. And you have regularly taught classes in Yale College and the School of Management. For your devotion and dedication, we are delighted to grant your second Yale degree: Doctor of Humane Letters.
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