Diane Holloman, a member of Human Resources for more than 20 years, died Thursday, Feb. 4. She was 63.
Ms. Holloman joined SLU as an HR assistant in 1991 and moved on to positions of additional responsibility, retiring as a senior HR consultant in 2013. Over the years, she worked closely with groups within the University, including Facilities Management and Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.
Patty Haberberger, interim vice-president of Human Resources and a longtime colleague and friend, said Holloman was one of the hardest working individuals she had ever known.
"Early on in our careers here at SLU we shared an office and I got to experience her wonderful dry sense of humor, her no-nonsense work ethic and how much we both loved coffee," Haberberger said. "She spoke affectionately about her family, her furry children, SLU and the people with whom she worked. I could always count on her no matter what. She was incredibly dependable. There was no task too big or too small and she was always ready for a challenge. She was the ‘early bird' in the office every morning and would stay until she got the job done.
"Diane dedicated numerous hours to her work and she treasured the many relationships she built with individuals across the University. She was very down to earth, a wonderful colleague, friend and human being. She touched many lives here at SLU and we are blessed to have had her here with us. She will be terribly missed by her HR family."
Chris Regan, associate vice president of service operations, shared the feelings of the facilities services leadership and staff.
"Diane was a wonderful HR consultant to Facilities Services," Regan said. "She served our division with great enthusiasm, care and guidance. Her insight, tremendous institutional knowledge and direction were a great resource to all of us. Diane was a great colleague, friend and a true gem!"
She is survived by two daughters, a son and two grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.15, at St. Francis Xavier College Church. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m.