Wayne Vasey


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(1910–1992) Wayne Vasey was a gifted educator and prominent leader in the fields of social policy and social welfare. A native of Iowa, he was educated at William Penn College and the University of Denver. He served as director or dean of social work schools at the University of Iowa (1948–1952), Rutgers University (1954–1962), and Washington University (1962–1968) and founding executive of the first two. In subsequent years he was a professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work (1968–1975), co-director of the University of Michigan-Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology, and visiting distinguished professor at San Diego State University and the University of South Florida. His many board memberships and offices included the presidencies of the National Conference on Social Welfare and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.


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