President Stanley issues statement on Charlie Rose and 2014 honorary degree

November 21, 2017 - 4:31pm

"I was deeply disturbed by and profoundly disappointed to hear the recent accusations made against Charlie Rose, who received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from SUNY Oswego in the fall of 2014. These are credible allegations of predatory sexual harassment that completely conflict with the core values of our institution and significantly degrade the achievements that were the basis for awarding him an honorary degree.

We are compelled to commend the eight women who have bravely made these charges known and condemn the character exhibited by Mr. Rose, which is unequivocally reprehensible and indefensible. On behalf of SUNY Oswego, I will correspond with the Trustees of the State University of New York to discuss a path forward in regard to the status of Mr. Rose’s honorary degree.”


Deborah F. Stanley
SUNY Oswego