Sweetland Director Anne Gere was elected second vice president of the MLA (Modern Language Association). She will serve in that office for one year and become first vice president in 2017. Her term as president will begin in January 2018 and will continue through January 2019.

In addition to hosting an annual convention and sustaining one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities, the MLA is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars.