Over the summer while students were away from campus, UW-Eau Claire hired s new chancellor to lead them through a transitory period. Gilles Bousquet, former dean of international studies at UW-Madison, began his tenure as interim chancellor at UW-Eau Claire after Brian Levin-Stankevich left the position to become chancellor at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bousquet, originally from France, came to America in 1982. He has also taught courses in French Language and French Language for Business as well as courses in culture and political science.
He still retains his French accent, but says the word Wisconsin perfectly and refers to UW-Eau Claire as ‘we.’
Bousquet recently sat down with The Spectator prior to the start of the new semester.