IU Southeast board member dies after car accident

22nd March 2012

NEW ALBANY, IN (March 22, 2012) – The Indiana University Southeast community would like to share our deepest sympathy with the family and friends of Marla Barr, who passed away Wednesday after sustaining injuries in an accident in Prospect, Ky.

As a member of the IU Southeast Board of Advisors since 2010, Barr was a familiar face and an invaluable member of our campus community. Barr retired from the Morgan Stanley investment firm in Louisville after 31 years of service. She was married to John McFerran Barr, CEO of Parthenon Capital Management, and had one son, Paul, a former IU Southeast student.

“Marla was one of IU Southeast’s strongest supporters, and we will miss her spirit, her drive, and her commitment to higher education,” said Chancellor Sandra R. Patterson-Randles. “She was constantly thinking of new ways to help students, promote quality education, and benefit IU Southeast.  She was a real treasure.  Our thoughts go out to her friends and family during this difficult time.”

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