Gayle Anderson joined the USM community in 1998. After working in the Financial Aid Office for seven years and the Registrar's Office for two years, she joined the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in 2007 as the Office Administrative Assistant. She serves as the initial contact point for students coming into the department and fulfills a variety of essential administrative functions for the department including scheduling, budgeting, and assisting faculty with myriad tasks. In 2007, she graduated with her B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi. Since graduating, she has been spending time with her children and grandchildren and plans to enjoy whatever life has in store.