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Memoir

Fred C. Munson
Regents' Proceedings 228

Fred C. Munson, professor of health services management and policy in the School of Public Health, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 1992, after a distinguished career as a scholar and teacher.

Professor Munson received his B.S. degree from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1952 and his Ph.D. degree in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1959 as assistant professor of industrial relations in the School of Business Administration and was promoted to associate professor in 1963. He joined the School of Public Health in 1969 as associate professor of hospital administration and associate professor of population planning and was promoted to full professor in 1971.

Professor Munson's title changed to professor of health services management and policy in 1986. Professor Munson's research interest has been in the study of organizations, specifically health organizations. In recent years, his major research has concerned academic health centers and the problems of implementing change in organizations.

Professor Munson has a long history of community service as an advisor to hospitals and health agencies in this country and as a planner and designer of appropriate health organization structures in developing nations. During his tenure with the University of Michigan, Professor Munson has been deeply involved in the teaching programs and has served on numerous dissertation committees. His colleagues have admired Professor Munson's great ability to motivate his students.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Fred C. Munson Professor Emeritus of Health Services Management and Policy.