In memory of Dean Lorraine Branham

By · Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Emilie Davis, Lorraine Branham and Steve Davis at the Newhouse School in spring 2018

not teaching,
still THINKING …

Today, we are thinking about Lorraine Branham, dean of the Newhouse School, who passed away yesterday, April 2, after a battle with cancer.

Our thoughts are with her family, her Newhouse family, her friends and all the students whose lives she affected, influenced and transformed.

We share her legacy as reported by:

A most fond memory is the time we spent together at our retirement party at the Newhouse School in spring 2018. Thank you, Dean Branham, for everything.

(These two profs are no longer teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, but we are still thinking.)


By Naomi Pearson on April 4th, 2019 at 12:53 PM

I am really sorry to hear of Dean Branham’s passing! I alway found her to be gracious and also a “take-no-cr@p” lady, and I appreciated that it appeared she tried to make herself available to Newhouse students during the transition from Dean Rubin’s tenure.
She inspired me as person and WOC, and I wish that I had been in touch with her after graduation. This just reminds me to do so, especially with the folks that have made a difference in my life. (Like you both.)
Thank you Dean Branham!
(And also you too Professors Davis!)