(Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with information about the funeral service at the bottom.)
From EWU Provost Jonathan Anderson:
Dear Eastern community members,
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the passing of John Neace, director of Interdisciplinary Studies. John started at Eastern more than 20 years ago, and with his help, many students found a way to graduate and become strong alumni and community members.
John was a consummate professional and an even better human being. He was implicitly trusted and loved by many on our campus. Our hearts go out to his loved ones and friends.
If you or someone you know is impacted or may be experiencing feelings of anxiety or grief, help is available:
- Students: Contact Student Life/Dean of Students at 509-359-7924 or Counseling and Psychological Services at 509-359-2366.
- Faculty/Staff: Contact Human Resources at 509-359-2381 or the Employee Assistance Program at 877-313-4455.
Take care of yourself and of each other.
The family of John Neace would like to invite members of the EWU community who knew him to a funeral service at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at the family ranch in Columbia County (610 Johnson Hollow Road). There will be a graveside ceremony following the service at Covello Cemetery, two miles east of the ranch.