After graduating from Plymouth in 2007 and working briefly in community banking, Leslie Kingsley ’07 set her sights on a career in higher education. She moved to southeastern Ohio and enrolled in a master’s program, earning a degree focused in college student personnel and uncovering a passion for career development. While in graduate school, Leslie became actively involved in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and began working with the Commission for Career Development, where she currently serves on the directorate board. In 2010, Leslie joined the Career Center team at Colby College as an Assistant Director, where she serves as a career counselor, coordinates fellowship advising and programming, supervises and mentors student Career Development Advisors, and delivers educational and career related programs campus wide.
Leslie hopes to connect more young alumni and encourage them to give back to their alma mater and to become more involved. Further, she looks forward to supporting the overall mission and goals of the board and to creating innovative new initiatives to support the University. “My time at Plymouth was an instrumental part of my life and truly framed who I am today both personally and professionally,” notes Leslie.