John J. DeGioia, Ph.D., president of Georgetown University, receives his honorary Regis University degree from Father Fitzgibbons in DeGioia’s Washington, D.C., office earlier this month. DeGioia’s plans to speak—and receive the honorary doctorate—at Regis’ fall commencement in December had to be cancelled due to a death in the family.

DeGioia has been president of Georgetown since 2001. Father Fitzgibbons is on Georgetown’s Board of Directors.