In Memoriam, Teresa Traylor

Vital Signs » Summer 2011
Photo of Teresa Traylor
Photo of Teresa Traylor and un-named man

Longtime Boonshoft School of Medicine employee Teresa Traylor passed away on May 29, 2011. Traylor was a familiar face to medical students for many years as a staff member in the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions.

“Terri was a dedicated WSU employee for decades and worked within the medical school student affairs office for more than a decade,” said Gary LeRoy, M.D., associate dean for student affairs and admissions. “She had a unique balance of analytical budgeting skills, organizational insights, a delightfully raw wit, an infectious smile, and she knew how to plan and host a great event or party! We will all truly miss her.”

Traylor came to work in the medical school in August 1976, when she was hired as a stenographer for the Cox Heart Institute. She worked at Cox until 1986, when she became a secretary in the school of medicine administration. She moved to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions in 1999 and served there until shortly before her death.

“Terri made a difference on her first day in student affairs,” said Paul Carlson, Ph.D., former associate dean for student affairs and admissions, retired. “She was smart and funny and her infectious laugh made everyone feel better. We came to expect that all the special events, from convocation to graduation, would go off flawlessly because we knew Terri was in charge.”

A resident of Centerville, Traylor was preceded in death by her father, Joseph L. Ulrich Sr. Her survivors include her mother, June Ulrich, and her brothers, Joe, Steve, and Brian Ulrich.

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