Post and photo by Joanne Lovito-Nelson
Dr. Sherman Wyman is retiring from the University of Texas at Arlington after 41 years of dedicated service to the University and the School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA).
At his retirement reception held April 16, 2013, Dr. Richard Cole spoke highly of Wyman and his contributions to both the School and the University.
Among the accomplishments noted were Wyman’s service as Director of the Institute of Urban Studies from 1972 to 1978 and later, as the Director of the Center for Economic Development, Research, and Services (CEDRAS). Both the Institute and the Center provided research and services to cities throughout the state of Texas.
In addition, Wyman obtained federal funding to develop Public Administration and Management programs in the countries of Ukraine, Serbia, and Montenegro. He also served as the Principle Investigator on a Department of Justice (DOJ) grant, Project Safe Neighborhoods: Reduction of Gun-related Violence in Target Neighborhoods in Dallas.
Dr. Wyman spoke very briefly thanking his many guests that included family members, SUPA faculty and staff, officials from various cities, alumni, and students.