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Longtime Creighton Administrator and Champion of Womenís Issues Dies

Longtime Creighton Administrator and Champion of Womenís Issues Dies

Eileen Lieben, longtime dean of women and associate dean of students at Creighton University, who was known for her poise, elegance and support for womenís rights and issues, died Thursday, April 12. She was 91.

Born Jan. 23, 1916, in New York City, Lieben received her masterís degree from Creighton in 1962 and began her career in the Division of Student Services as assistant dean of women. During her many years at Creighton she also served as associate vice president of Student Services, interim vice president of Student Services for one year and dean of women for many years. At the time of her retirement in 1996, Lieben was working in University Relations helping with special events and projects.

She is survived by three sons, Peter ('66), Jeff ('68), and John, and her nephew Thomas J. Brooks, (M.D. '90), Springfield, Mo.

The Eileen B. Lieben Center for Women at Creighton University was established in the fall of 1998 by students, faculty and staff to respond to issues impacting women students at Creighton University.

A wake service will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 5:30 p.m. at John A. Gentleman Mortuary, 1010 N 72nd St. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 16th at 9:00 a.m. in lower St. John's.