Important Announcement – Student Death

May 12, 2021

Dear UD Community,

It is with the deepest sadness that I write to you today to inform you of the untimely passing of one of our students, DeShawn Walker. The hearts and prayers of the entire University of Dubuque community are with DeShawn’s family, friends, and loved ones during this profoundly difficult and painful time.

DeShawn came to UD as a student-athlete and was majoring in wellness and exercise science. UD has been in communication with DeShawn’s family and friends to provide support during this time of great sorrow. As we grieve with and for DeShawn’s family, please also know that there are a variety of support services available to all of UD’s students, faculty, and staff. 

Students seeking support and/or counseling services may contact:

Faculty and staff seeking support and/or counseling services may contact:

  • UD Office of Human Resources – 563.589.3619

I encourage you to keep all those affected in your thoughts and prayers. We will, guided by one another and by the risen Lord – the One who provides us the strength in faith and strength in hope, get through this together as one community.

Rev. Jeffrey F. Bullock, PhD
President of the University