Honorary Consul: Anne Lair
Recognized: Anne was recognized by the State Department as an Honorary Consul to France on April 27, 2017. She is a native from France and moved to the US when she was 21 years old. She earned a PhD in 19th-century French culture and literature from the Ohio State University (2003), has published articles and a book on symbolism of food, and co-authored beginning and intermediate textbooks in French. She has received several state and national awards for her teaching and work with teachers of French, and has been recently recognized as a Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms, a French distinction for her dedication to French culture. She is well involved in the French community and served for three years as President of the Alliance Française in Utah. She currently teaches French at the University of Utah, where she also directs the French Basic Language Program, as well as the Dual Immersion French Bridge Program (10-12 grades). Prior to coming to Utah, she was an Associate Professor of French in Iowa.