April 11, 2022

The Graduate Center mourns the passing of a dedicated and valued member of the Office of Human Resources team.

Lourdes Lopez

The Graduate Center community is deeply saddened by the passing of Lourdes Lopez, a dedicated and valued member of the Office of Human Resources who died on April 9, 2022.

Lopez served as a business data and reporting analyst in the Office of Human Resources and devoted her skills and expertise to serve full-time employees in classified titles at the Graduate Center, School of Journalism, and Macaulay Honors College.  Her hard work and commitment were instrumental as the office pivoted to new projects and tasks and adjusted its operations to meet changing needs. A consummate professional and team player, she was always willing to assist her colleagues.

Beyond her regular responsibilities, Lopez served as one of the HR liaisons on the COVID-19 response team beginning in July 2020, working tirelessly to support our community’s safe return to campus. With poise, tact, creativity, hard work, dedication, and determination, she consistently found ways to deliver.

Lopez started her role at the Graduate Center in May 2019, after working at Columbia University, Hunter College, and City College. She had a master’s degree in information and knowledge strategy from Columbia University, was deeply interested in human resources information systems, and had a passion for data analytics.

She was known for her insight and excellent advice. Though a private person, she was grounded in her faith and firm beliefs in doing the right thing and doing good for others.

She will be deeply missed. 

We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends for their loss and in this period of grief.