Megan Partch ’71

31 October 2007

Class: 1971

Major: Economics

Deceased: October 24, 2007

The Lundquist College of Business along with the entire University of Oregon community is mourning the loss of M. Megan Partch, age 58, a longtime and esteemed member of the finance faculty, who died on Wednesday, October 24, after a years long battle with cancer.

“Everyone at the college is deeply saddened by Megan’s passing,” said Dean James Bean. “Megan enriched our lives with her wisdom and humanity. A world-class scholar, she was always calm, always insightful, and ever a teacher. She had a profound understanding of the world of finance and a passion for her students and scholarship that will be genuinely missed. Our thoughts are with her family.”

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Partch completed her undergraduate work at Carleton College and came to the Lundquist College of Business in 1981 after earning M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Wisconsin. She served as head of the Department of Finance from 1997 to 2006, and she later was appointed the John B. Rogers Professor of Banking and Finance… read full article from University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business.


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  • 2020-04-13 19:48:51

    Here is a link to her obituary:

  • 2020-04-13 19:49:48
    Ray Martin

    Here is a link to Megan's obituary

  • 2021-05-19 16:18:48
    Linda Davis Peairs

    I remember Megan as another freshman (woman!) on 4th Myers. Many of us loved to bake to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. For Megan's birthday I made her a plain custard pie. She loved it so much I think she ate the whole pie herself! She was so intelligent and fun. I was shocked and saddened to hear of her death. For me she will be forever a grinning, lovely 18-year-old.

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