February 23, 2021  |  News & Events, Sad News, Timely Announcements

Dear Colleagues,

I am sending sad news that was shared with me by colleagues in Student Affairs. Mr. Eddie A. Phillips, Cook 2 in Retail Services, passed away on February 14, 2021. As a dedicated cook for UW-Milwaukee Restaurant Operations, Eddie had developed many close friendships since he began his employment with UWM in 2015. His colleagues share that Eddie was always professional and will be remembered for his passion for the foodservice industry and for being a remarkably genuine and caring person. Eddie was a major contributor to the success of UWM’s 2018 Mary Poppin’s special residential event that served 2000 students and he represented UWM when accepting the National Association of College and University Foodservice Gold award in Residential Dining – Special Event for this event. Eddie’s son, Eddie, and daughter, Artasia, joined him as valued members of the UWM culinary team.

For additional information, please see Chief Student Affairs Officer Kelly Haag’s message to the Division of Student Affairs, as well as details on upcoming services. Our condolences to Eddie’s family and to the many others whose lives he touched.

Take care,

Johannes Britz
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs