It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that our colleague, Toni Whittle-Ciprazo, passed away after a lengthy illness. Toni was a bright light in the College of Letters and Science – serving with generosity and distinction across her long career here. She began her work on the Berkeley Campus in 1987 in the Physics Department and received numerous service awards including the Excellence in Management Award twice (2004 and 2009). Toni served as the Manager of the Art Practice Department from 2008 to 2017. In 2017 she moved from the Division of Arts and Humanities into the Social Sciences Division to assume the role of Manager of African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies.
Toni was an admired campus leader very active in AMP (formerly ABOG) and the Berkeley Staff Assembly Mentorship program. She was also a member of the Berkeley Staff Assembly Governing Council and Executive Committee. She generously gave of her time to support and develop staff at all phases of their careers and to help other departments in need.
Her family has announced a memorial for her on Saturday, March 17 at the Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has designated any donations in her honor be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
She will be missed.UC Berkeley Memorial Service for Toni Whittle-CiprazoFriday April 5, 20194 pm-6 pmDurant Atrium