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Memoir

Warren G. Palmer
Regents' Proceedings 320

WARREN G. PALMER, Associate Professor of Education and Associate Professor of Library Science, retired from active duty on May 31, 1985. In his fifteen years of service at The University of Michigan, he contributed his skills and expertise in educational media.

Professor Palmer received his A.B. degree in 1948 from Howard University in Washington, D.C., the M.S.L.S. in 1956 from Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Ed.D. in 1968 from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. His early successful educational experience at Fort Valley State College, where he served as chairperson of the Division of Education, preceded his arrival to the Ann Arbor campus in 1970. At that time, he was appointed associate professor and director of the Office of Educational Communication/Media in the School of Education.

Professor Palmer contributed greatly to the educational experience of students and faculty at The University of Michigan and was instrumental in defining and developing the educational media center in the School of Education. His beginning efforts, influence and impact are still observed in the current micro computer based instructional strategies service that serves the School of Education and the University at large.

He represented The University of Michigan very well through teaching, research and service on many local, state and national committees and boards. Professor Palmer had a special interest in the success of minority students in general and, specifically, those at The University of Michigan. A considerable amount of his research effort was directed toward cultural diversity and the education of black students whose roots were in the southern United States.

The Regents now salute Warren G. Palmer, dedicated educator and researcher, for his service by naming him Associate Professor Emeritus of Education and Associate Professor Emeritus of Library Science.