- Honorary Degree (1990)
- Doctor of Science
- Herman B Wells Pediatric Research Center Dedication Ceremony, Riley Hospital for Children
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich
Dr. Herr served as a member of the Riley Children's Foundation's board of governors for more than 20 years. He was an employee of Eli Lilly and Co. for 36 years and served as president of Lilly Research laboratories and as executive vice president of Eli Lilly. The Lilly Endowment was a major contributor to the professorship.