Passing of Larry Evans, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

From John Jeffries, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Jack Suess, Vice President of Information Technology

It is with great sadness that we inform the community that Lawrence Evans passed away on December 24.

Many campus PeopleSoft finance users know Larry from his work supporting and training people on PeopleSoft. Larry had spent his first career as a business manager at UMCP and retired in 2002. He lived near UMBC and was encouraged to “un-retire” by his friend Tom Vogler and come temporarily help out with support of PeopleSoft in 2003. That evolved over time and Larry became one of the primary PeopleSoft trainers on campus and ultimately helped support many departments on campus. He was friendly, helpful and patient in training and working with people. For quite a while, Larry was the expert on campus in the Retro and DBE process and played a critical role in getting these to work well. He began work for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in 2006.

Besides those work qualities, Larry was someone who cared deeply about his family and took great pride in their accomplishments. I know I speak for the entire UMBC community in expressing our condolences to Larry’s family.

For those interested, there will be a viewing on January 6; details can be found here.

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