Barbara Tanner Receives Honorary Degree
The University of Utah Board of Trustees awarded Barbara Tanner an honorary doctorate degree at the 2018 commencement ceremony this past Spring. The award is the highest honor given by the university.
Barbara Lindquist Tanner is a community leader, humanitarian, human rights activist, philanthropist and elementary education alumna of the University of Utah. Together with her husband Norman, she established the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy in the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. Its purpose is to encourage students, faculty, staff and local community members to seek a life of human rights advocacy and peacemaking through inspiration, education and participation.