After serving as interim dean for three months, Leslie has been named dean of University Libraries at the University of Colorado Boulder. University Libraries includes the main library (Norlin) along with four branch libraries throughout campus. The CU Boulder library system houses the largest library collection in the Rocky Mountain region, and has served as a regional depository for federal government publications since 1877. As dean, Leslie supervises 215 faculty and staff and oversees 10 million items such as books, periodicals, and maps.
Leslie first joined the university as an associate dean from Texas A&M University, and was soon promoted to senior associate dean. She holds a master of library and information science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from Drake University.
December 2016 Spotlight
Mandy Womack Gamma Sigma/ San Diego State
The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) has recognized Mandy Womack as the recipient for this year's Robert H. Shaffer Award. She will be presented with the award at the AFA Annual Meeting in Boston on December 3. Mandy has served AFA in numerous volunteer roles over the years, and in 2010, she was also honored with AFA's Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award.
Mandy is the director of student leadership and engagement at the University of San Diego, where she promotes health and wellness initiatives, authentic engagement, self-care, and healthy relationships. She has more than 20 years of experience working in higher education.
Mandy has also served Theta in many ways since her undergraduate years, from holding positions on the advisory boards for Gamma Sigma/San Diego State, Gamma Rho/UC Santa Barbara, and Eta Iota/San Diego Chapters; and Fraternity offices including membership district director and member orientation committee chairman. She is a member of the San Diego Alumnae Chapter.
June 2016 Spotlight
Dr. Lisa Sparks Alpha Omicron/ Oklahoma
Lisa Sparks was named the inaugural dean of Chapman University's School of Communications, which launches this month. She was unanimously selected by her faculty peers. Classes at the new school will begin this fall.
Since joining Chapman ten years ago, Lisa has served as an endowed professor in behavioral sciences, chairwoman of the Communication Studies department, and founding director of the Health and Strategic Communications program.
Lisa served Eta Sigma/Chapman as its first advisory board chairman when the chapter was established in 2008.