The AAUP mourns the loss of these colleagues and friends.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Giles, a longtime copyeditor at the University of Illinois Press, on New Year's Day.
Audrey Smith, of Columbia University Press, has passed away. Many will remember her from both her time at Columbia and her service to the AAUP community; Audrey started as a secretary in the 1970’s and rose through the ranks to Director of Manufacturing, Design, and Technology. She served on the AAUP Board of Directors from 1997–1999.
The family of Frank Urbanowski, former Director of MIT Press for 27 years, will be holding a memorial service to take place at the MIT Chapel on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:30 PM (EST). Any and all are welcome to pay their respects, with details and RSVP information available here. Frank's dedication and service to mission-driven publishing was unparalleled, as MIT Press wrote back in September, and he will be sorely missed.
Debra Turner, long-time Production Manager at the University of Nebraska Press, has passed away on January 31 at the age of 65. Deb, as her closest friends affectionately reffered to her, was an active member of the community and even attended the very first Production Managers meeting in New York City many years ago. She was a valued friend and colleague to many, and will surely be missed.