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Community gatherings to mourn the loss of Kristi Williams, Jan. 22 and 23

January 22, 2013

  • Kristi Williams, associate director of advising and adjunct professor
    Kristi Williams, associate director of advising and adjunct professor
Dear Colleagues,
It is with extreme sadness that I must report the loss of another colleague.  Kristi Williams, our coordinator of academic advising, devoted and cherished member of our community, passed away yesterday. Her steadfast love and concern for our students were indisputable.  Please remember her husband, Ben, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

We do not yet have details about her service.  Before her passing, Kristi requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Indian College Fund.

American Indian College Fund

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221-4488 

I encourage you to reach out to your personal support network during this difficult time.  As always, Mark Duntley, our Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life (duntley@lclark.edu503-768-7082) is available for counsel. Additionally, for those colleagues who are especially touched by this loss and would like to reach out to others, Mark has scheduled a time for you to come together today, Tuesday, January 22 at 4:00 PM and Wednesday, January 23rd at 12:00 noon. Both gatherings will be in the Gregg Pavilion.

There will be a celebration of Kristi’s life in the coming months. We will let you know details as they become available.  If you are interested in planning this event, please coordinate your efforts with Mark Duntley.

I bid you peace. 



— Tuajuanda C. Jordan

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Chemistry
Lewis & Clark College