Who signs a college diploma?

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  • 7 years ago

    The "signatures" are often simply printed on there because the people whose names appear are generally busy and do not have the time to sit and actually sign thousands of college degrees. You usually find the "signature" of the college president, the chair of the board of trustees, and possibly a dean or department head. It will depend on how big the college is. My degree has the "signature" of Ronald Reagan, who was president of the board of regents at the time, since he was governor of California. But, of course, he didn't actually sign it. I, on the other hand, personally signed the degrees of students who graduated from the college in Kentucky where I was dean because the school was small and it was physically possible for me to sit and sign a few hundred times.

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