In Memoriam

Manuel H. Pierson (1930-2006)

Manuel H. Pierson, a longtime college professor and administrator, died from kidney and liver failure late last month at a hospital in Detroit. He was 75 years old.

Pierson served as an administrator at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan, for 28 years. During his tenure he served as dean of student services, a role in which he developed several programs to increase racial diversity on campus. He also established a program of higher education for prison inmates in Michigan.

Pierson, who retired in 1993, was a graduate of Alabama State University. He held a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate from Wayne State University.

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