ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia community is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Karen Tinsley was an avid cyclist and a faculty member in the College of Family and Consumer Services. She was killed Tuesday while riding her bike in Oconee County.
Tinsley's colleagues said she was an invaluable member of the UGA community and was admired for her efforts toward improving housing conditions in Georgia.
Tinsley was 45 years old.
"We are deeply saddened by this news," FHCE department head Sheri Worthy said in a statement released on the university's website. "Karen was an invaluable member of our college and was admired across the state for her tireless efforts toward improving housing conditions in Georgia. Her impact was felt by countless communities in Georgia as well as by our students, and she was a model representative of our college's mission of improving the lives of people in our state."