Author Profile

Bruce Leslie | Chancellor, Alamo Colleges

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Bruce H. Leslie assumed the duties of the Alamo Colleges Chancellor on November 1, 2006. As Chancellor, he is the Chief Executive Officer of the Alamo Colleges overseeing five colleges and several regional centers within an eight county service region, a $300 million budget and a student enrollment of over 60,000 credit and another 30,000 continuing education students each semester.

Prior to assuming the chancellorship, Leslie served as chancellor of the Houston Community College System, Chancellor of the Connecticut Community-Technical Colleges, a state system of 12 colleges, and as President of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York.

Leslie has been active in the San Antonio community where he has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater San Antonio Chamber, the Master’s Leadership Program, the P-16 Plus Council of Greater Bexar County, United Way of San Antonio, BioMed SA, the San Antonio Clean Technology Forum, the Texas Research Foundation and the Mayor’s Green Jobs Council. Leslie also serves on the national board of RC-2020, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Parents Alliance and the Gates Foundation National Metrics Project.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Leslie earned his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.

His numerous awards include the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Western Region Chief Executive Officer Award, the ACCT Northeast Region Chief Executive Officer Award, the Phi Theta Kappa Shirley B. Gordon Leadership Award, the AARP Pinnacle Award for Service to Hurricane Katrina Evacuees, the Houston Hispanic Forum Leadership Award, President’s Recognition from the African Americans in Higher Education in Connecticut Association and the Diversity Leadership Award from the Center for the Healing of Racism, the Diversity First Award and Association of Community College Trustees Diversity Award and Texas Awards for Performance Excellence (TAPE). Leslie was also named a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin in 1990.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Leslie and his wife, Cheryl, are the parents of three children and eight grandchildren and enjoy music, walking, travel, theatre and reading.

Connect
Bruce Leslie can be found on LinkedIn.
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