Sherman, Jack E. | Obituary


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo .– Jack E. Sherman, 86, has died after a short hospital stay.

He was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and lived 53 years in Colorado Springs.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Louise; son, Steven; daughter, Pamela of Colorado Springs; and his brother, Richard of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Jack was the proud grandfather of Tia, Lindsay, Mariah, Catherine, Savannah and Rylee; and great-grandfather of JP, Lilah and Lorelai. He is also survived by his constant companion dog, Dexter.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, George and Eleanor Sherman; son, Tim; and grandson, Adam of Aptos, California.

He was an educator from start to finish. Early in his teaching career, he served as a middle and high school teacher and chair of the science department at La Follette High School in Madison, Wisconsin. While in Madison, he was selected to be a trainer in the United States and Canada for the new BSCS biology. curriculum when it was first developed.

He received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a Master of Science in Developmental Biology, and a PhD. in Science Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Jack came to the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, in 1968 because he wanted to be part of the development of a new university, a unique opportunity. During his time at UCCS, he quickly rose through the academic ranks and was promoted to professor in six years. Jack held numerous administrative positions during his 32 years at UCCS: responsible professor, associate dean of education, dean of education, vice chancellor of academic affairs – twice, acting chancellor and director of teacher training. He was also vice-president and president of the Senate of the faculty of UCCS. He was awarded the rank of professor emeritus in 2000.

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