Sad News

Jan. 16, 2018

Dear Faculty and Staff,

It is with a heavy heart that we write to let you know that Carla Underwood, senior department coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, passed away yesterday at age 38. This shocking news is devastating to all who knew and admired Carla as a fabulous friend and highly respected colleague.

Carla joined Brandeis 11 years ago, first serving in the Department of Community Living, then joining Arts and Sciences in 2012. Carla interacted with many people throughout the A&S community, solving problems and coordinating many faculty concerns, committees and events.

We will miss so much about Carla: her passion for women’s issues, her enthusiasm for books and the arts, her love for family, and her interest in all things food.

Professional grief counselors will be available to meet with members of the Brandeis community from 2:30-5 p.m. today in both the small Human Resources conference room in Bernstein-Marcus and the Geller Conference Room at Hassenfeld. Members of the Multifaith Chaplaincy are also available at 781-736-3570.

We extend our most profound condolences to Carla’s family and many friends.

Ron Liebowitz

Susan Birren
Dean, Arts and Sciences