Honorary Doctorate Recipients

H. Roger Boyer

H. Roger Boyer

H. Roger Boyer is founder and chairman of The Boyer Company, as well as its director and advisor. Established in 1972, The Boyer Company has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial projects throughout the Intermountain West, including office buildings, shopping centers, medical offices, hotels, apartments and special-use facilities. Boyer has served numerous community organizations, including the Utah Arts Council, Pioneer Memorial Theater, United Way, Salt Lake Chamber, Salt Lake Public Utilities Advisory Board and the Utah Division of Business and Economic Development Board. Boyer received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Utah and his Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate Business School. When asked what advice he would give to SLCC graduates, he replied, “Follow your dreams, hopefully to a profession that is readily employable. Where appropriate, make the sacrifice to transfer your credits to allow you to go on to achieve a bachelor’s or higher degree.” Boyer said he most admires his late father, adding, “He was a man of integrity. His word was his bond.”


Shauna Graves-Robertson

The Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson

The Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson was appointed to the Salt Lake County Justice Court by the Salt Lake County Commission in January 1999. She is a Salt Lake City native and a graduate of West High School. She graduated from Arizona State University in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Judge Graves-Robertson received a Master of Arts in Public Administration in 1987 and Juris Doctor from the University of Utah in 1990. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Graves-Robertson worked for the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association. In addition to her judicial role, she has provided organizational training and consulting services in the areas of diversity and empowerment to major corporations and organizations throughout the United States and Canada. She has attended The National Judicial College and holds a certificate in Judicial Studies. She is the chairman of the Utah Supreme Court’s Community Relations Subcommittee. Judge Graves-Robertson is currently the presiding judge in Salt Lake County, a member of the National Association of Women Judges, The Women Lawyers of Utah, the Utah Minority Bar Association and serves as the Financial Secretary of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association. She is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and serves as the Far Western Regional Representative to the International Membership Committee. She is also a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. When asked what advice she would give SLCC graduates, Judge Graves-Robertson answered, “You are 100 percent personally responsible and accountable for the result you produce.” She lives by the words, “At the end of the day, be able to look into the mirror and say, ‘I did my best.’”