Message from the President 

Aug. 15, 2011

Dear LMU Community:

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of Linda Lang ’76, who worked at LMU in several capacities for 31 years. Linda died on Wednesday, Aug. 10. She was 57 years old.

Until July 2010 when she retired, Linda was an assistant director in Alumni Relations, where she coordinated and helped expand our Alumni for Others service programs, including the Annual National Day of Service.    

Linda was diagnosed with cancer in 2003, but returned to LMU in Alumni Relations in 2004. She worked closely with the Center for Ignatian Spirituality to found the Cancer Mentoring Network in 2005, which helps staff, faculty and students who are cancer survivors or care for loved ones with cancer.  In 2006, she also founded the Living Life to the Fullest – Cancer Awareness Faire, which has become an annual campus event.  

After earning an M.S. in recreation administration from Cal State University, Long Beach, Linda joined LMU in 1979 as a student activities assistant. In 1986, she transferred to the Finance and Planning Division as the coordinator of facilities plan construction. She was promoted to manager of facilities planning and administration in 1990. In 2001, Linda was named assistant vice president, facilities planning and administration.

Linda is survived by her husband, Joe Curran ’86, three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, at St. Anastasia Catholic Church,  7390 W. Manchester Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90045.  Mass will be celebrated by Randy Roche, S.J., director of the Center for Ignatian Spirituality. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s name to the American Cancer Society.

Please keep Linda and the Lang family in your prayers.

Sincerely,
 

David W. Burcham
President