In Memoriam

Portrait of Nancy B. Broderick.

Nancy B. Broderick

Guiding with artistic flair

Nancy B. Broderick, a GSE staff member for more than 40 years, died Nov. 23, 2020 in her home in Willamsville at the age of 102.

After working as a bank teller and then a market analyst for Carborundum Corp., Broderick joined the staff of UB’s Faculty of Educational Studies, predecessor to GSE, in the mid-1960s. She took graduate classes at UB and was named an assistant dean. She later was appointed an associate dean, providing continuity under several deans, and retired in 2001 at the age of 83.

Broderick curated and framed many prints that hang in Baldy Hall.

A graduate of Radcliffe College, she was a world traveler who visited countries including China. Her hallmarks included a sense of style and a positive attitude. “Her diplomatic skills and great sense of humor enabled her to navigate politically fraught situations,” recalled her son, Peter. “Smart but modest, her generosity and charm never wavered.”