Michael Lambert, right, receives the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from David Curd, president of Harrison-Middleton University
Michael Lambert ’68, M’69 was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, degree by Harrison-Middleton University, Tempe, Arizona, a nationally accredited “Great Books” university.
The degree was awarded in recognition of Michael’s 40 years of outstanding service to the field of accredited distance education.
Michael joined the staff of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) in 1972 following service in the U.S. Army Reserve Quartermaster Corps. He was appointed executive director of DETC in 1992. DETC is the federally recognized accrediting association for free-standing distance education colleges and universities.
Michael was named an IUP Distinguished Alumnus in 1998.
He serves with former IUP President David Werner on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's (CHEA) Committee on Recognition, a national body that is charged with recommending which accrediting associations merit formal recognition by CHEA.
Michael, a native of Indiana, has been married to Carol Kofmehl Lambert ’68 for 43 years, having raised three sons. They live in Springfield, Virginia.