University Book Store Chief Executive Officer and Mill Creek resident, Bryan Pearce, who had been with the store since 1990 and was named CEO in 2002, succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
His successor Louise Little, previously the store's director of Human Resources since 1989, said, "Bryan lived this last year with an incredible amount of focus and determination, not to mention courage. He was a teacher, mentor, friend, and colleague who inspired those of us who worked with him to be the best that we could be. To say he will be missed does not come close to describing the extreme sense of loss we are feeling."
Bryan had dedicated his career to serving the University of Washington community, and was well known and respected not just on the UW campus, but in the college bookstore and local communities as well. He served on the boards of the University of Washington Alumni Association, PCC Natural Markets, and University District Parking Associates. Bryan also served on the board of the Independent College Bookstore Association and provided industry and business education throughout the college store industry.
Plans for memorial services are pending. Condolences to his wife and family can be sent to Louise Little, care of University Book Store.
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