UW News

May 13, 2013

Celebration of life of Bryan Pearce, UW Book Store CEO, May 19

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A celebration honoring the life and legacy of Bryan Pearce, who served as CEO of the University Book Store from 2002 to 2013, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Sunday, May 19 at the UW Club.

Pearce, who died April 20, had been with the Book Store since 1990.

His successor, Louise Little, previously the store’s director of human resources, said, “Bryan lived this last year with an incredible amount of focus and determination, not to mention courage. He was a teacher, mentor, friend, and colleague who inspired those of us who worked with him to be the best that we could be. To say he will be missed does not come close to describing the extreme sense of loss we are feeling.”

Pearce served on the boards of the UW Alumni Association, PCC Natural Markets, and University District Parking Associates. He also served on the board of the Independent College Bookstore Association and provided industry and business education throughout the college store industry.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the UW Foundation, Box 359505, Seattle Wa 98195-9505.  Checks should be made payable to the UW Foundation, with notation indicating the Bryan D. Pearce UBS Endowment.

Please RSVP for the event by May 14 to lgroom@uw.edu.