From a note From a note to the MAPP Alumni from James Pawelski dated March 18, 2015:
Dear MAPP Alumni,
It is with sadness that I write with the news that Ray Fowler passed away last night. Positive psychology has lost a great leader, and MAPP has lost an amazing teacher and supporter.
Ray was the CEO of the American Psychological Association when Marty was president, and he helped with the launching of positive psychology. Ray spoke on the very first day of MAPP in the Fall of 2005, and he was a much-beloved instructor in MAPP 700 in some years. It was at his suggestion that the International Positive Psychology Association was founded, and he worked hard to help it get launched successfully.
He was a warm and caring person, an inspiration, mentor, teacher, and friend to many, many people around the world during his long and fruitful life.
Thank you, Ray. May you rest in peace.