Charles D. Moody, professor of education, School of Education, executive director of South African Initiatives, and vice provost emeritus for minority affairs, will retire from active faculty status on August 31, 1996, after 26 years of service to the University of Michigan.
Professor Moody received his B.S. degree from Central State University in 1954; his M.Ed. degree from Chicago Teachers College (South) in 1961; and his Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in 1971. From 1959-70, he worked in several Illinois school districts as a teacher and administrator, and from 1968-70, superintendent of schools (Harvey, Illinois). He joined the University of Michigan in 1970 as director of the federally funded Program for Educational Opportunity (PEO) and lecturer in education. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1971, associate professor in 1975, and professor in 1980. In 1987, Professor Moody became vice provost for minority affairs. He served in this post until 1993, when he became executive director of South African Initiatives and vice provost emeritus for minority affairs.