Loss of Dr. Michelle Lane

We deeply regret the sudden loss of Dr. Michelle Lane, Associate Professor in School of Business. Her death is a great loss for our students, faculty and community.  Michelle always cared deeply about her students, and positively influenced their lives in many ways. Her impact will be felt in all the many lives she shaped in her teaching career.  She enjoyed engaging students about strategy, quantitative analysis, and decision modeling classes, as well as incorporating sustainability at the undergraduate and MBA levels. Her interests and focus were on social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and service learning.


Michelle is also remembered for being involved in her community. Every semester, she and her students worked on many course projects for local nonprofits. She had a great love for animals and was active in volunteering. She was on the Board of Directors for the Sequoia Humane Society.

We will miss all her engaging personality.


Students seeking additional support are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students office at 707.826.3504 or visit that office in Siemens Hall 211.

If anyone is interested in making a general donation on Michelle's behalf, please make a general donation to the Sequoia Human Society. Thank you