Death of UCSC Student, Dylan Slusser

To: Kresge Community

From: Mayanthi Fernando, Provost, Kresge College and Michael Yamauchi-Gleason Senior Director, Kresge College

We are deeply saddened to share with you the news that Kresge student Dylan Slusser passed away recently. 

Dylan began at UC Santa Cruz in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2021 to continue his studies. He was double-majoring in Literature and Linguistics. In Dylan’s words: “I absolutely love Linguistics and have a passion for studying Language.” He hoped to pursue graduate studies and teach English abroad after finishing his bachelor’s degree. We mourn the loss of this treasured member of our Kresge community and extend our condolences to Dylan’s family, friends, and loved ones.

Sad and shocking news can be difficult to process. We encourage students who wish to speak with someone for support to contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at (831) 459-2628. Faculty and staff may wish to call the Employee Assistance Program, 1-800-842-9489 or access code: UCSC