I share with you the sad news that Dr. Eric Rambo, a former assistant professor of Sociology at UW-Milwaukee, passed away on October 6, 2018.

Dr. Rambo was a faculty member in the Sociology Department from 1992-2000, before relocating to Madison and working in the private sector on data analytics and energy efficiency program evaluation. He was also a member of the Forward! Marching Band, as a trumpeter/alto horn player and music arranger.

Dr. Rambo’s obituary is online. An afternoon celebration of Eric’s life will be held on Saturday, November 10, at the Goodman Community Center’s Brassworks Building, Lau Christensen Room, located at 214 Waubesa Street in Madison, WI. This will be a casual, joyful event starting with music at 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. friends and family will share their memories of Eric.

Our condolences to Eric’s family and to the many others whose lives he touched.

Take care,


Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs