I share with you sad news of the passing of two members of our UWM community.
Jacquelyn Lichey, a former staff member in the Chancellor’s Office and in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, passed away on January 3, 2020. Jackie began her career at UWM in the College of Engineering and Applied Science in 1994. She first worked in the Center for Continuing Engineering Education and then transferred to the Dean’s Office in 1998. In 2011, she moved to the Chancellor’s Office, where she worked as a Senior Administrative Specialist until her retirement from UWM in 2015.
Jackie was tremendously dedicated, and she was always a welcoming and helpful presence at UWM. She was a multi-talented colleague, who worked diligently to make sure things were well-organized and running smoothly in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and in the Chancellor’s Office, during her 21 years at UWM.
Jackie’s obituary is online. Services will be held on Saturday, January 11 at Hales Corners Lutheran Church, 12300 W. Janesville Road, in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the funeral service at 11 a.m. Our condolences to Jackie’s family and to the many others whose lives she touched.
John Pawasarat, former director of UWM’s Employment and Training Institute, passed away on January 2, 2020. John began his career at UWM in 1979. He worked in the Division of Urban Outreach and also served as an Outreach Program Manager in the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education (predecessor to the School of Continuing Education). He then served as a Senior Scientist and the Director of the UWM Employment and Training Institute for almost three decades before retiring from UWM in 2017.
As Director of the UWM Employment and Training Institute, John developed cutting-edge research on mass incarceration, driver’s license barriers to employment, changing labor market needs of area employers, race discrimination in local hiring and promotions, and evaluations of state workfare and learnfare policies.
John’s obituary is online. A brief memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception until 4 p.m. at the UWM Hefter Conference Center, 3271 North Lake Drive, in Milwaukee. Our condolences to John’s family and to the many others whose lives he touched.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs