Memorial Resolution of the Academic Staff Assembly
On the death of Dianne C. Bowcock
Interim Director of the
Dianne Bowcock passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home on
In her professional life, Dianne was a teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, and educational researcher. She earned her Ph.D. from the UW-Madison in international education in 1984, while serving the UW-Madison community as a member of the Center for Biology Education’s research staff. She continued serving our community as a member of the Learning through Evaluation, Adaptation and Dissemination (LEAD) Center from 1995 through summer 2003. First as a researcher and then as a scientist, she served the
In all her work, as in the rest of her life, Dianne was known for her wisdom, good sense, and superb contributions as an evaluator. She was known by all as someone who always thoughtfully considered the needs of her colleagues and evaluation clients. She was a truly wise and supportive team player, and a superb mentor for her less experienced colleagues. She demonstrated a passion for doing the right thing in the right way.
I feel very fortunate I am to have known Dianne. In countless ways, and up to the very end, she modeled for me a life of integrity, courage and grace. I seek to honor her memory by carrying forward in my own life all that I learned from her.
Former Director of the