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Paul D. Carter
Regent's Proceedings 740

Paul D Carter, Professor of Education in the School of Education and in the Division of Education at UM-Dearborn, will have retired from active faculty status as of April 30, 1977, after an outstanding career as a teacher, administrator, and scholar.

A native of Michigan, Dr. Carter received his bachelor's degree from Michigan State Normal School, his master's degree from The University of Michigan and his doctorate from Wayne State University. During the early years of his career he was a classroom teacher and a teacher-principal in a number of Michigan communities. In 1942 he joined the staff of the Birmingham, Michigan, school district as an elementary school principal. Later, he became the school district's Elementary Coordinator and, finally, concluded this phase of his career in 1957 as an Assistant Superintendent.

During the Fall Term of 1957, Dr. Carter was named Assistant Professor of Education in the School of Education. He served in this capacity until 1959 when he became an Associate Professor and began dividing his time between Ann Arbor and the, then, new branch campus at Dearborn. As Dearborn's Coordinator of Teacher Certification, during which time it was a senior college, he supervised the development of the teacher preparation program as it matured into one of the more dynamic academic units on that campus. In 1963 he assumed the chairmanship of Dearborn's new Education Section and was promoted to the rank of Professor of Education. He held this administrative position until 1969.

Beginning in 1970, Dr. Carter turned his administrative talents to the broader task of helping the fledgling Dearborn campus evolve into a metropolitan university. As the chairman of numerous campus-wide committees, he spearheaded the drive to bring a chancellor to Dearborn, led the faculty as it reorganized itself into schools and colleges, and opened the way for Rackham graduate programs to be offered through Dearborn's own academic units.

It was through his imaginative leadership that a Master of Arts Degree in Education, jointly sponsored by the School of Education in Ann Arbor and the Division of Education at Dearborn, came to be offered at UM Dearborn. Throughout his years in education, Paul D. Carter exemplified the humanity, the inspiration and the vigor of a dedicated educator. It is these qualities, which won him the admiration of his colleagues and the enduring affection of his students.

The Regents now salute this distinguished teacher educator for his dedicated service by naming him Professor Emeritus of Education.