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Leon A. Pastalan
Regent's Proceedings 400

Leon A. Pastalan, professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will retire from active faculty status on June 30, 1998.

Professor Pastalan received his B.A. degree in 1953 from the State University of New York at Cortland and his Ph.D. degree in 1961 from Syracuse University. From 1959-66, he held positions on the faculties of Colorado State College, Hartwick College, and the University of Toledo. He came to the University of Michigan in 1966 as a research associate. He was appointed visiting lecturer in 1968 and associate professor, without tenure, in 1969. He was granted tenure in 1971 and was promoted to professor in 1974.

Professor Pastalan taught masters and doctoral level students. He also served as chair or co-chair of many dissertation committees and was an active member of many program, college, and University committees. He is a member of ACSA, American Sociological Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Gerontological Society of America. He is also a member of the Scientific Board of the National Foundation on Gerontology in Florida, a gerontological consultant for the AFEWH Foundation in Florida, and a member of the Research Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Education and Demonstration Program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Professor Pastalan was the college representative to the University Senate and served on the Research Policies Committee for SACUA. A recent research project was "Needs and Market Demand Assessments," funded through the Masonic Home of Michigan. His past research includes such projects as "Environmental Attributes of Special Care Units for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia," sponsored by the Retirement Research Foundation; "An Assessment of Environmental Interventions Developed for Frail or Disabled Persons," and "Life Space Over the Life Span," funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. A fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Professor Pastalan is a widely-known expert on retirement community planning and development and has extensive experience in structuring and implementing planned communities.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Leon A. Pastalan professor emeritus of architecture.