October 12, 2011 — Jane "Joy" Rotch Boissevain, 51, died in Esmont on Oct. 5 after a long illness.
Born in Charlottesville, she worked at the University of Virginia in several different jobs beginning in 1990. Boissevain joined the School of Medicine's Center for Global Health in 2003, where she became associate director, responsible for procuring and managing millions of dollars in grant funds.
Boissevain began her career at U.Va. in 1990 at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. After working there for four years, she moved to the Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction. There, she administered the center and edited its journal from 1994 until 2003.
She was recently recognized for her years of service to the University with the Leonard W. Sandridge Award for Outstanding Contribution]. The many letters written by colleagues and friends in support of her nomination attested to her formidable professional abilities and her kindness and generosity of spirit.