SAN DIEGO STATE COLLEGE, SITE OF FIRST DOCTORATE DEGREE GRANTED BY THE CALIFORNIA STATE COLLEGE SYSTEM

Historical Landmark

Description:
Under the Master Plan for Higher Education adopted in 1960, the colleges in the newly established California College System were given degrees with the University of California, and independent degrees to individuals who have made unusual contributions toward learning and civilization. San Diego State College was the first of the California State Colleges to do so when, on June 7, 1963 it conferred an honorary doctorate upon the late President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.


Registration Date: 9/16/1964

Location:
City: San Diego
County: San Diego

Directions:
San Diego State University, entrance to service area of Cox Arenam off Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego


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