UW Today

June 24, 2006

Statement from UW President Mark Emmert on the death of Denice Denton

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“We mourn the loss of Denice Denton. She was a remarkable leader during her time at the University of Washington. She believed it was important to make academia a more humane place, where students and faculty could do important work and lead rich lives. She was also very committed to social justice issues — for ethnic minorities, gays and lesbians, immigrants, international students and faculty. She was truly a transformational leader at the UW, setting our College of Engineering on a path toward even greater achievement. Her many friends and colleagues here will miss her.”

[Denton died June 24, an apparent suicide. More information…]

[UW College of Engineering Web site]