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Leslie Grinage

1981 - Today

By: Felipe Tavares | Date Added:

Leslie Grinage is an American educator, currently serving as the Dean of Barnard College. Grinage was born in New York and grew up in Brooklyn, attending Poly Prep High School. A first-generation college student, she attended Davidson College in North Carolina and studied Spanish, before earning an M.A. at Texas A&M and a Doctorate in higher education leadership and policy at Vanderbilt University. There, she researched the ways in which a liberal arts education in a small college, and the forms of advising that complement it, affect students and their future development. Grinage worked as Associate Dean of Students at Duke University, where she also served as a “globar advisor,” aiding students in finding and deciding on study abroad opportunities, as well as in getting engaged with the local community. Following Duke, she returned to her Alma Mater, Davidson College, where she was Associate Dean of Students, and served as the Title IX coordinator, ensuring that everyone involved with the school was aware of the rights provided by it. She also coordinated the orientation program, academic access and disability resources, and student health and counseling, in addition to serving as a liasion to the Board of Trustees and devekoping programs to aid undocumented students or DACA recipients. In 2019, she was hired as Barnard College’s Dean, where she heads programs such as Beyond Barnard, Campus Life, Health and Wellness, and Residential Life and Housing, in addition to her own office. Sources: ​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSKC7PCYtS8, https://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2019/04/08/barnard-names-leslie-grinage-as-dean-of-the-college/, https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2011/09/duke-adds-global-advisers, https://barnard.edu/college-leadership/dean-college

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