Liverpool John Moores University has withdrawn the honorary fellowship awarded to Sir Norman Bettison in light of the IPCC report into Hillsborough.
In a statement the university said:
"In light of the conclusions published by the Independent Police Complaints Commission Report (28 March 2013), Liverpool John Moores University has withdrawn the Honorary Fellowship awarded to Sir Norman Bettison in 2004."
"As previously stated the University would like to commend the families and friends of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy for the dignity and fortitude they have shown during their lengthy campaign for justice."
The police watchdog said Sir Norman Bettison would have a "case to answer" for gross misconduct following a damning report into the Hillsborough disaster where 96 Liverpool fans died.
But he resigned as Chief Constable of West Yorkshire police, meaning they cannot take action.
The chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has reacted to the IPCC's finding that former West Yorkshire police chief Sir Norman Bettison "has a case to answer" for his actions in the wake of the Hillsborough report.
Margaret Aspinall, who lost her 18-year-old son, James, in the disaster, said it was "another step on the road to justice" for the 96 victims.
"In the IPCC's own words, this was gross misconduct and, in my mind, that is a very serious offence and the fact that he resigned should not mean that this report is the end of it"
"We want to see him stripped of his honours - his knighthood and his Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.
"I believe he resigned to protect his pension and his behaviour has shown he is not deserving of that pension."
Sir Norman Bettison's solicitor has released the following statement after the publication of the IPCC's report:
Former West Yorkshire Police chief constable Sir Norman Bettison would "have a case to answer for gross misconduct" over his dealings with his police authority following the publication of a damning report on the Hillsborough disaster, according to the police watchdog.
The investigation focused on contact between Sir Norman, Fraser Sampson (the Chief Executive of WYPA) and Mark Burns-Williamson (Chair of WYPA).
The IPCC concluded Sir Norman had a case to answer for discreditable conduct and abuse of authority, breaches which, if proven in a disciplinary hearing, would amount to gross misconduct as they would justify dismissal.
However, as Sir Norman left the police service in October 2012 he cannot face a disciplinary hearing in which the evidence could be tested. Instead the IPCC is publishing its findings for the public to judge.