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Auburn University icon Emily Reaves Leischuck dies

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Emily Reaves Leischuck, a woman known for her nearly 40 years of love for and dedication to Auburn University, died Friday in Auburn.

A graveside service in Auburn’s Town Creek Cemetery will be held Tuesday, April 23, at 11:30 a.m. A reception at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center will follow the service.

Leischuck earned a master’s degree from Auburn University’s College of Education and served for nine years in student affairs programs, where she was Panhellenic adviser and assistant to Dean of Women Katherine Cater. For the 13 years that followed, she served as assistant to university presidents Wilford Bailey, James Martin and William Muse and the Board of Trustees, retiring in 1995 with emeritus status.

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