Regents' Proceedings 1311
On the occasion of his retirement, the Regents extend to Fauri F. F. Fauri,
their gratitude for long and meritorious service to The University of
Michigan and best wishes for equal accomplishment in his new role as State
Dr. Fauri's accomplishment for the University and society have been
continuous since he earned his law degree at Michigan in 1933. Following
his graduation he returned to the Upper Peninsula in resettlement and state
welfare administration work. Thereafter, he was for four years director of the
Michigan Department of Social Welfare. Subsequently, he became
consultant to United States Senate and House committees where he was
instrumental in the development of Social Security amendments.
During his tenure as dean of the University's School of Social Work from
1951 to 1970, the School experienced both phenomenal growth and
recognition as one of the nation's best schools. He was cited for his work in
advancing the American Public Welfare Association and the Council on
Social Work Education. He was both indefatigable and indomitable in
achieving the high objectives, which he set for the School.
From 1970 to 1974 Dr. Fauri served as Vice President for State Relations
and Planning and more recently as adviser to University executive officers.
His long administrative and political experience, plus his unquestioned
integrity and good humor made him invaluable in his role.
His matchless record of public service at community, state, and national
levels foretells excellent and sure-handed administration in the sometimes
controversial Sport of Kings. His experience in driving and training horses
from boyhood in Crystal Falls insures a commissioner who loves the sport
he has been called upon to administer.
Fedele Fauri's contributions to The University of Michigan will occupy a
prominent place in the history of the institution. His legion of friends wish
him good luck, good health, and great success in his new venture. The
Regents gratefully appoint him Vice President Emeritus of State Relations
and Planning and Professor Emeritus of Public Welfare Administration.