Chancellor Emerita Georgia Lesh-Laurie, PhD, passed away May 9 at the age of 80. Lesh-Laurie was chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver from 1995 to 2003.
What colleagues and friends say about Chancellor Emerita Lesh-Laurie:
“She had a contagious laughter; you couldn’t hear her laugh without joining in.” – Lisa Atencio, director of Finance and Administration
“A developmental biologist, she was a great leader who wasn’t afraid of making tough decisions. Affable and funny. Firm yet kind. Formidable yet approachable.” – Regina Kilkenny, chief of staff to Chancellor Dorothy Horrell
“When Georgia was chancellor, she successfully steered the campus through a difficult transitional period. She made us feel more like a big family than a bureaucracy, generously mentoring many who went on to successful administrative careers of their own.” – Mark Gelernter, PhD, dean emeritus, College of Architecture and Planning