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M.P.A. director Sue Williamson dies at 60 from cancer

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Sue Williamson, director of the master in public administration (M.P.A.) program at the Kennedy School of Government, died May 27 at her home in Watertown, Mass., after battling cancer for several months. She was 60 years old.

Williamson came to the Kennedy School in 1986 as the assistant director of the mid-career program. During her nearly 20 years at the School, she was admired for her enthusiasm, optimism, and personal commitment to students.

The School is planning a memorial service at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum in September (the exact date will be announced in the coming weeks). In lieu of flowers, her family asks that donations be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation or the Lake Sunapee Protective Association.