Friday, May 21, 2010

McDonald's Fields receives honorary degree at Lexington commencement

On May 19 Lexington College hosted its 32nd commencement at the Merit School of Music in Chicago, where it awarded an honorary bachelor's degree in hospitality management to Janice Fields (pictured, below), president of McDonald's USA LLC. The honoris causa signifies that through decades of hospitality industry leadership, Fields has completed the course of study for this degree.

As president of McDonald's, Fields is responsible for the strategic direction and overall business results of the 14,000 McDonald's restaurants in the United States. Previously, Fields was executive vice president and chief operating officer, where she oversaw the operations of the U.S. McDonald’s restaurants. She started her career at McDonald's as a crew member in 1978.