The Passing of Sue-Ann Yates

To: the College Community
From: VP Geneva Walker-Johnson

Once again I am reaching out in sadness to inform you of the passing of a member of our York family and the Division of Student Development.

Ms. Sue-Ann Yates, who served as acting director of the York College Child and Family Center passed away last week after a lengthy illness.

Sue-Ann started her CUNY career in 1985 when Ms. Betty Pearsall, now University Director of Childcare, hired her at Queens College as her office assistant as they began a new childcare center on that campus.

Yates came to York with Pearsall in the last decade when York started the Child and Family Center. She moved up the ranks to interim director when Pearsall was appointed University Director. She passed away on Monday, February 11th. For the short time she reported to me, I knew her to be kind and an exceedingly generous person. My condolences go out to her family and her friends here at York.

Wake and funeral services for Sue-Ann Yates will take place on Wednesday, February 20 at J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home at 179-24 Linden Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11412. The wake will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and the service from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

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