University of Wisconsin–Madison

Tribute to Trisha Bauer

As most of you know, Trisha Bauer, Human Resources Manager-Advanced for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE), passed away tragically of a brain aneurysm in February 2021.  She was a pivotal member of the OVCRGE-HR office, and was also a leader, mentor, and valued friend to hundreds of colleagues across campus.

Trisha Bauer Memorial TreeWe established the Trisha Bauer Memorial Fund, which raised more than enough money for the purchase a honey locust tree.  At the end of October, the tree was planted on Bascom Hill near North Hall. The remaining funds will be used to provide professional development opportunities for human resources professionals at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

On behalf of OVCRGE-HR, we thank you for your generous contributions.  We couldn’t have done this without you.

We are grateful for the time we had with Trisha and miss her deeply.  We continue to do great work and support each other because of her presence and her example as a compassionate mentor and colleague.  We remember her supreme professional attitude, her knowledge, wisdom, and patience. Above all, we remember her vibrant smile and infectious laugh.

May we all experience the joy of watching the tree grow—knowing that it is in Trisha’s memory for many years to come.