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NACUA's Distinguished Service Award

Francine Tilewick Bazluke - 2008

Francine Tilewick Bazluke has served as in-house counsel for the University of Vermont since 1985. She received her J.D. with honors from The National Law Center, George Washington University, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree with general and thesis honors from Vassar College. Her previous professional experience includes private practice with a Vermont law firm; attorney advisor to the U.S. Department of Labor, in Washington, D.C.; and law clerk to the Honorable Albert W. Coffrin, a federal judge in Burlington, Vermont. Ms. Bazluke is currently serving as a member of the Vermont Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Ms. Bazluke has been a member of NACUA since 1985. She served as President of NACUA from 2003 to 2004. She served on NACUA’s Board of Directors from 1996 to 1999, and again as an officer of the Association from 2000 to 2005. She has served on nearly every NACUA Committee, including service as Chair of the Committee on Student Legal Writing Competition, Chair of the Task Force on Annual Conference Programming, Chair and Vice Chair on the Committee on Annual Program, Chair of the Committee on Nominations and Elections, Chair of the Committee on Honors and Awards, and Vice Chair of the Committee on Membership and Member Services. She served as the co-author of The Journal of College and University Law article “’Because of Sex’: The Evolving Legal Riddle of Sexual vs. Gender Identity,” the NACUANOTE “Gender Identity and Expression Issues at Colleges and Universities,” and of the publications Defamation Issues in Higher Education and Minority-Targeted Admissions and Financial Aid Programs. She is recognized by the membership for her exemplary leadership, guidance, and commitment to the Association.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Francine Tilewick Bazluke as a recipient of The Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding and extraordinary service to the Association.