Medal of Honor
In 2007, coinciding with its tenth anniversary, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche honored the following personalities and institutions with its highest distinction, the Medal of Honor:
- Emilio Cano Cerdán. President of the UMH Board of Trustees from 1997-2008
- The Valencian Parliament and Generalitat Valenciana
- Altea City Hall
- Sant Joan d'Alacant City Hall
- Orihuela City Hall
- Elche City Hall
According to the Regulations for Honors and Distinctions, The dignity of Honorary Rector is the highest honor conferred by this institution to those who have held the post of Rector at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and whose work and commitment in said position was a decisive impulse for the recognition of excellence and prestige at our university, not only nationally, but internationally as well.
- Jesús Rodríguez Marín. Named Honorary Rector of the UMH on September 20, 2012 (official opening of the 2012/13 academic year). Professor of Social Psychology and Rector of the UMH from its founding in 1997 until May 2011.