Assistant Director for Outreach
Leslie (Thornhill) Killian hails originally from Baton Rouge, LA, where she received her B.S. in Marketing from Louisiana State University in 2000. Graduation from LSU brought Leslie to Houston, where she began work as a marketing assistant and event planner for a private investment firm in the Galleria area.
In June 2003, Leslie's love of college students and academia brought her to UH as the Bauer College's Marketing and Entrepreneurship advisor. From 2005 to 2008, Leslie served as the program manager of the Bauer Business Honors Program, a specialty program designed to serve students who are business majors and also members of The Honors College at UH.
In 2008, Leslie accepted the then newly created position of Assistant Director for Outreach in the Office of Undergraduate Business Programs. Her responsibilities include program management, academic advising and customer service for prospective and new students, media and event planning, recruitment, and community outreach.
In addition to her duties at Bauer, Leslie has been involved in many national and campus-wide activities and groups, including the UH Strategic Management Institute, AMA (American Marketing Association), NACADA (National Academic Advising Association), Houston Psychological Association (student member), Educational Psychology Graduate Student Organization, the UH University Women's Chorus, and TACAC (Texas Association for College Admission Counseling). She also holds a Master's in Counseling from the UH College of Education and is a two-time winner of the Bauer College Staff Excellence Award for Employee Merit.
Finally, Leslie enjoys being involved in the Houston community. Her past experiences have included volunteering as an advisory board member and staff for College Bound (a non-profit group providing college preparatory assistance to inner city youth) and serving as a contract counselor at the Houston Area Women's Center.Leslie is married to native Houstonian Matt Killian, who is on staff with YoungLife Ministries. They both currently lead YoungLife at Cy-Fair High School in Cypress, TX.
Academic Associations & Editorial Boards
- TACAC (Texas Association for College Admission Counseling)
- NACADA (National Academic Advising Association)
- TEXAAN (Texas Academic Advising Association)
Activities & Interests
- Spending time with family and friends
- 262 Melcher Hall
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Louisiana State University
M.Ed Counseling University of Houston 2007