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Former Indiana University chancellor dies

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The former Indiana University Bloomington chancellor, retired professor, and renowned scholar, Sharon Brehm died on March 30th, 2018.

Brehm died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to IU, Sharon Brehm was the first woman to be the Bloomington chancellor.

According to the university, Brehm served as the chancellor and vice president of Academic Affairs from 2001 to 2003. She was also a professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain sciences and served as the president of the American Psychological Association.

"Indiana University is deeply saddened by the passing of Sharon Brehm, who served the university admirably as a senior administrator, an exceptional scholar and an enthusiastic teacher." IU President Michael A. McRobbie said.

Brehm was a Virginia native and got her bachelor’s and doctorate from Duke University. She also received her master’s from Harvard.

According to the university, she specialized in child clinical psychology and advocated for the integration of clinical and social psychology and played a role in the dialogue between developmental and social psychology.

Brehm was involved in many events and played a role in the field of psychology throughout the 2000’s.

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