Fielding Graduate University News

William H. Maehl, former Fielding president, dies in Santa Fe, NM

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Wed, Aug 03, 2011

William H. Maehl, PhD, who served as Fielding’s second president, 1986-93, died on July 26, 2011, in Santa Fe, NM, after an extended illness. Committed to liberal education, lifelong learning, and social justice throughout his life, Maehl made significant contributions to the organizations, communities and institutions where he lived and worked, culminating with his retirement from Fielding, then known as The Fielding Institute. He and his wife Audrey married in 1962; their daughter, Christine, was born in 1965.

Fielding constituents can read more about Maehl’s distinguished career and contributions to higher education in the online community-wide forum. He will be honored in the upcoming issue of Fielding Focus magazine.

A memorial service is planned for early next year. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the
William H. Maehl and Audrey Maehl Endowment for Faculty Research
Fielding Graduate University
2112 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105

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