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Steven Roth ’62, Tuck ’63 (Doctor of Humane Letters)

Steven RothJune 10, 2012

STEVEN ROTH, at 21 you became one of the youngest people ever to graduate from the Tuck School of Business, finishing in the top three percent of your class. Classmates, top 3% of the class, okay? You went on to build one of the most successful companies in the country, becoming the 2006 "Top CEO" in the commercial real estate industry and earning Barron's recognition as one of the "World's Most Respected CEOs" three years in a row.

Together with your wife, Daryl, you built a tight-knit family, nurturing Amanda and Jordan with your love of learning and raising them to understand philanthropy as an important way of giving back to their schools and communities. You are never too busy to receive your wife's calls at the office or your grandchild's report card on your iPhone during a Dartmouth Board of Trustees weekend: your family is the center of your world.

You have said that you wouldn't be who you are today without Dartmouth. Likewise, Dartmouth would not be what it is today without you. Your sharp mind and tireless work as chair of the Trustees' Finance Committee enabled the College to recover from the 2009 stock market crash more quickly than many other institutions.

Our aspirations and your dreams have dovetailed seamlessly in countless ways that have made a profound impact on the spiritual diversity and intellectual life of the College. One of the many enduring Roth family legacies will be the endowed support of professors who, in your words, know how to "inspire our students, transform Dartmouth, and change the world."

Steve, in recognition of all you have done to help the College further its core mission of fostering innovative ideas and making the world a better place through its students and faculty, Dartmouth is proud to award you the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters.

President Jim Yong Kim

Last Updated: 8/17/12