Dick Macedonia, Indiana Gazette, 23 May 1989
IUP grad to receive honorary Doctor of Laws degree IUP News Service At a special meeting today, members of the Indiana University University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees approved granting an honorary Doctor of Laws degree to IUP graduate Richard "Dick" Macedonia. Macedonia, a 1966 graduate of IUP with a bachelor of science science degree in education, will receive his honorary degree at the mid-year commencement ceremony for undergraduates at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Memorial Field House. Students receiving master's and doctoral degrees will have a ceremony at 10a.m. in Memorial Memorial Field House. More than 800 graduates are expected to participate in the commencement ceremonies. Students who have completed coursework in both August and December are invited to take part in these ceremonies. Macedonia was nominated by the Senate Academic Commit- tee and recommended for the degree by the IUP Commencement Commencement Committee and IUP President President Dr. Tony Atwater. Honorary degree recipients must be approved by the Council Council of Trustees and submitted to the Office of the Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. IUP has granted only 44 honorary honorary degrees in its history. Others Others receiving this honor include Congressman John P. Murtha, Oscar Arias Sanchez. Andre Previn, James "Jimmy" Stewart, Art Rooney, Fred Rodgers, former former governor Richard Thornburgh, Thornburgh, and retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. O'Connor. Macedonia is president and chief executive officer of Sodex- ho, Inc., a leading provider of food and facilities management services in North America. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company's six business lines, $6.7 billion in annual revenues, more than 6,600 clients and 125,000 employees. employees. These lines account nearly 45 percent of the global revenue for Sodexho Alliance, the parent company. Macedonia also serves as chief operating officer for Sodexho Alliance, which was ranked second worldwide among the highest performing service companies on "The Global Outsourcing 100." a created by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals and published in Fortune magazine in 2006. Macedonia began his career with the company in 1968 as unit manager in the Campus Services Division, and joined Sodexhos Health Care Services Division in 1975 as a district manager. Macedonia was appointed chief operating officer of Sodex- ho, Inc. in 2003. and appointed president and chief executive officer of Sodexho Inc. in 2005. He and his family reside in Potomac, Md.