SAGE Founder Sara Miller McCune Honored by Bath and Cardiff Universities

We are pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to SAGE Publications’ founder and executive chairman Sara Miller McCune. In June and July of this year, Ms. McCune was awarded an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University and an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from Bath University for her work and contribution to the field of social sciences.


Speaking at the ceremony in Bath, Professor Colin B. Grant remarked:

“The wisdom of Sara Miller McCune does not stop in regards to founding one of the leading academic publishing houses in the world; in addition she is equally well known for her philanthropic works. Sara has had, and continues to have, an esteemed career both through her work in publishing and her wider philanthropic goals being an ‘agent of change in society by supporting the growth of social capital’. We were delighted to present her to our Chancellor to receive the degree of Doctor of Letters, in light of her work, of which she is most eminently worthy.”

Ms. McCune founded SAGE at the age of twenty-four in 1965. Her entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering dedication to education have guided SAGE in becoming a leading international publisher of journals, books, and digital media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Additionally, her support of a range of personal philanthropic projects have touched various global communities.

Click here for more information about the honor from Bath University and here for more information about the honor from Cardiff University.

A version of this post originally appeared on the SAGE Connection blog

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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