Oct 09 2013
Francille Bergquist, acclaimed teacher, administrator, and colleague, retired in May. She joined the faculty of the College of Arts and Science in 1977, and in 1983 she was named the associate dean of academic affairs. She was at the heart of the A&S experience for generations of students, responsible for pre-major advising and monitoring students’ academic progress. She also directed summer academic orientation, trained faculty to be pre-major advisers, and chaired the administrative committee and the committee on individual programs. She was instrumental in the creation of McTyeire International House, Vanderbilt’s international living/learning community, and taught in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where her course on translation and interpretation was a student favorite. She has received several honors including the Chancellor’s Cup and Alumni Education Award. She will be greatly missed.