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Lloyd H. Hughes
Regent's Proceedings 302

Lloyd H Hughes, Professor of Education, will retire from active faculty status at The University of Michigan on May 31, 1979. Professor Hughes has been a professor of the University for ten years. He joined the School of Education in 1969 after two decades of outstanding service at the UNESCO.

Born in Missouri, Professor Hughes received his A.B. and A.M. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1931 and 1936, respectively. Then he served as a high school teacher and administrator, and later taught History and Spanish at Stowe Teachers College in St. Louis. From 1942 to 1948, he was employed as an education officer at the Inter-American Foundation, Office of Inter-American Affairs, Washington, D.C. For the Foundation he made research studies of educational and related problems in Latin America; these studies served as a background for the negotiation of agreements with Latin American governments and also for planning programs of elementary and secondary education, vocational training and teacher training in eighteen of the twenty Latin American countries.

In 1949, Professor Hughes was appointed by UNESCO as consultant on rural education and from June of 1950, as a member of the Secretariat. Over a period of ten years he was Deputy Director of the Regional Training Center for Fundamental Education and Community Development, with headquarters in Mexico. Posts he held later include Chief of the Literacy Appraisal Mission to the Philippines, Chief of the UNESCO Mission and Specialist in Adult Literacy and Adult Education in Ecuador, and program specialist in training for literacy at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

During his tenure at The University of Michigan, Professor Hughes has taught many graduate and undergraduate classes in history of education and seminars in Latin American education. He has provided invaluable advisory and consultation services for researchers, and teachers in Latin American studies. His vast knowledge and profound understanding in Latin American education have been highly regarded by his students and colleagues.

Professor Hughes is extremely fluent in Spanish, and is able to work in French and Portuguese. He has written many articles on educational and historical themes with particular reference to Latin America.

The Regents now salute this distinguished professor for his outstanding service to The University of Michigan and the field of Latin American education by naming him Professor Emeritus of Education.