Remembering Jo Little

CCS is very sad to share the news of the passing of our Assistant Dean Mary Josephine Little, known to us all as ‘Jo.' She served as the wise, witty and accomplished guide of the College since 2013. She dedicated herself to UCSB, coming to CCS after 18 years as the Office Manager of Environmental Studies. During her time at CCS, she supported the faculty, staff, and students with great care, enabling us all to thrive. We miss her and send our deepest sympathies to Jo’s husband Dan and her loving family.

Jo succumbed to complications of an illness that hospitalized her since late December of last year. Dan has established a scholarship in her name that will be granted to a student each year, in perpetuity. To donate to the scholarship, checks may be made out to the UC Santa Barbara Foundation, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106-2013 and designated for the "Jo Little Scholarship Fund" or contact Michelle Tibbitts, UCSB Foundation, (805) 893-7841. A celebration of Jo’s life was held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, April 30 in the First United Methodist Church, 305 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara.

Jo's obituary can be seen here:

A photo of the orchid in Jo's office, given to her from her husband Dan