We were quite saddened to hear about the death of a good friend of ours, Lynn Lundquist. Lynn was a great statesman—a former house speaker, a cattle rancher and an economics professor. Lynn died unexpectedly on Tuesday at his Crook County ranch.
When Chalkboard was first starting off, I developed a very strong relationship with Lynn. He was like a godfather to me and the other members of the Foundations for a Better Oregon team. Lynn was always a strong advocate for education and he helped me truly understand what the Quality Education Model was intended to accomplish. Lynn’s drive to continue growing his knowledge about QEM was inspiring. He truly cared about improving outcomes for all children.
Thanks for all of your hard work, Lynn. You were a true gentleman with a huge heart. We all appreciated your efforts and eagerness to make an impact and we will miss you.
The Oregonian wrote a beautiful piece remembering Lynn. Take a look.