At Utah State University’s May 7, 2011, commencement, former Senator Mike Dmitrich received an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, for his service to the State of Utah, and in particular, his dedication to higher education.
Senator Mike Dmitrich was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1968 at the age of 31, appointed to the Utah State Senate in 1991, and elected to the Senate in 1992. He served continuously in the House and Senate for 40 years, honorably representing Utah’s citizens in eastern and southern Utah. He served as both Senate Minority Leader (2001-2008) and House Minority Leader (1983-1990) during his legislative career.
During Senator Dmitrich’s 40-year career, he received many honors and awards. Among the most recent are the Utah State University 2009 Distinguished Service Award and the College of Eastern Utah 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Congratulations, Doctor Dmitrich!
(Photos courtesy of MJ Gardner)