Student Conduct Staff
Staff Highlight - Leigh Lessard
As an undergraduate student, I was involved in residence hall leadership. For my graduate assistant experience, I moved into the Office of Student Conduct. My first year as the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Student Conduct started out exciting and I was eager to work in this functional area. For the summer, I left Boone and went to New Jersey to experience an ACUHO-I housing internship. While there I was able to rekindle my passion for Residence Life and the experience made me question exactly what it was that I wanted to do after graduation. Fast forward to the beginning of Fall 2022 and my entire world flipped on its axis.
Starting in the Fall of 2022, the Office of Student Conduct had one returning staff member and myself. With new professional staff, the support and guidance I was provided throughout the last year in the Office of Student Conduct allowed me to see my full potential as a professional in student affairs and within conduct. I was able to meet with more students for different areas of concern and assist in the rewriting of our Code of Student Conduct. My job search seemed to be fruitful in the beginning as I was interviewing and applying for residence life positions, but began to taper off as the Spring semester carried on. I am excited to say that I have found a landing place for this year - staying on with the Office of Student Conduct here at Appalachian! Without any hesitation the office has already begun to find professional development for me as a new professional in student conduct and I can't wait to continue to learn and develop in this role and work with students everyday.
Although I am not necessarily a student that went through the conduct process, there was an immense amount of strength and learning that I gained from this office. The interaction with students, other staff members, and being able to voice my thoughts have allowed me to really see that my passions lie within student conduct.