Leslie joined the staff of the Department of Public Policy as Coordinator of Advising and Student Services in April of 2014. Leslie holds Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in English from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. Leslie has been an academic advisor for over 20 years. Prior to returning to IPFW, Leslie served as the Director of the Academic Enhancement Center at Jackson State University and is the previous Director of IPFW’s Mastodon Academic Performance Center. She credits Dr. George McClellan with helping her recognize the parallels of her work with student-athletes to the field of Student Affairs. Leslie has a long history of successful advising and mentoring students as they work toward achieving their goals and dreams. She and her family live in Fort Wayne.