Swans Chairman Huw Jenkins has been presented with an Honorary Degree from Swansea University for the College of Engineering.
"I am delighted to have been chosen to receive an Honorary Degree from what I view as my local University,'' said Huw after today's ceremony. "Swansea and its community mean a great deal to me, and my lifelong association with the City is sealed with this award.
"But the award is also in full recognition of all the hard work carried out by every Director at the club and the support of the staff and our loyal supporters."
Swansea University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard B Davies, said: "Huw Jenkins is a son of the City of Swansea who has shown how life-long dedication to a sport can lead to great things.
"Swansea is famous for its football and Swansea City Football Club has benefitted enormously from Huw's influence as Chairman. We are proud to bestow an Honorary Degree today on a man who not only represents excellence in football, but also stands as a truly inspirational national figure."
Huw was born on March 9, 1963, and attended Jersey Marine School.
He showed a love of football from an early age, playing the game constantly from the age of seven. His enduring devotion to the Swans started when he was taken to the Vetch Field to support the club with his father, Gordon, who has himself been a life-long supporter.
Huw joined a local football team, playing in goal, and he later joined Lon Las Boys Club. During this time he was selected to play for the Boys Club of Wales, earning his cap in 1977, playing in Scotland under Stan Montgomery.
From the age of 14 he played for Bristol Rovers and then for a short spell with the Swans.
He also represented Afan Nedd Schools' Football Association, at the time managed by the father of Brian Flynn, the Welsh football manager and former Welsh international player.
He later played for BP Llandarcy and Afan Lido at Welsh League level. He was eventually made chairman of Briton Ferry FC but still followed his beloved Swans.
In 2002, Huw was part of the consortium who took control of Swansea City Football Club, and was quickly elected Chairman by his fellow Board members. He has been at the helm ever since, as the Club achieved promotions from League 2 in 2005; League 1 in 2008 and the Championship in 2011. He is now full-time Chairman as the Club plots its way forward in the Barclays Premier League.