Letters to the Editor

Honoring Logan Massie

The obituary of Logan Massie did not mention that he was alumni professor emeritus of management in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. He was a UK graduate and, after obtaining a doctorate from the University of Chicago, served almost 30 years as a faculty member and administrator until his retirement in 1986.

I met Massie when I came to UK in 1965 as dean of what was then the College of Commerce. I asked him to be associate dean. It was clear that he had been, and would continue to be, a force within the college for program growth and development. He was truly my partner in the changes made in undergraduate and graduate programs. Also, he was especially active in recruiting new faculty as we more than doubled enrollment between 1965 and 1975.

Massie was nationally known as an author and teacher in the field of management. His text Essentials of Management had a far-reaching effect on the way the subject was taught not only in the U.S. but, through translations, in a number of other countries.

I did not want his passing to go unappreciated by current members of the Gatton College, who should count his shoulders as prominent among the ones on which they stand today.

Charles F. Haywood