03 September 2008
Alice Reinau Taylor, a campus staff member from 1966 to 1995, died in Berkeley on June 20 at age 71, following a long illness.
Taylor, an Oakland native, lived most of her life in Berkeley. After earning a B.A. in biology from Berkeley in 1960 and an M.A. in 1962, she began work as an electron microscopist for the Palo Alto Medical Research Foundation. In 1966 she joined the Berkeley staff, beginning a 20-year phase of her career, serving as coordinator of scientific facilities and manager of the Electron Microscope Facility in the Department of Biochemistry.
Between 1987 and 1992 she was senior administrative analyst in the deanís office at the College of Engineering. She then began work at UC Santa Cruz, where, for the remainder of her UC career, she served as financial-management officer in the Division of Natural Sciences.
For a decade between 1981 and 1992, Taylor was active on the Chancellorís Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC), which developed the Staff Career Development Internship Program; she was the pilot intern in the program. She chaired the three-year project, which resulted in establishment of the Staff Ombuds Office.
Taylor is survived by two sisters, Marion, of Oakland, and Jane Levy, of Pasadena, as well as by a nephew, niece, and grand-nephew.
A memorial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, at the home of Marion Taylor; call 532-5797 for information. Donations in Taylorís name may be made to Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley CA 94704.