A former Saint Louis University professor has passed away. Guy Banville, Ph.D., professor of marketing, died Aug. 2. He was 76.
|Guy Banville, Ph.D.|
Dr. Banville joined the SLU faculty in 1975 as a professor and chair of the marketing department. In 1980, he was appointed associate dean of the University's School of Business and Administration, now the John Cook School of Business. Banville moved to Creighton University in 1982 to become dean of the College of Business Education.
Business school dean Ellen Harshman, J.D., Ph.D., who was hired by Dr. Banville, remembers his enthusiastic commitment to SLU and his colleagues.
"Guy was full of energy and ideas," Harshman said. "He was always working to make the school better. He was a terrific mentor to me. HIs positive spirit and good humor were tremendous assets to the school."
An alumnus of the University of Alabama, Dr. Banville earned his undergraduate degree in 1960, masters in 1961 and his doctorate in 1969. He also served as an instructor and lecturer at the university from 1967-1969.
Banville is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rolande; one son, Carl (Lisa); grandchildren Emily Kneller and Kevin Banville; and a sister Rejeanne Chase He was preceded in death by his parents Claude and Alma Banville and two brothers, Roger and Jean Claude.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated Monday, Aug. 8, at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Cape Coral, Fla.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway, Cape Coral, Fla. 33909.