Leslie Hall is the Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. At HRC, Leslie works with HBCU Presidents and administrators toward the goal of achieving full LGBTQ equality and inclusion for LGBTQ students. Additionally, Leslie oversees the annual HRCF HBCU “Leading in Truth” Leadership Summit, where LGBTQ HBCU students engage in a week-long leadership development, social and identity development experience.
A frequent speaker and panelist, Leslie has been highlighted in Black Enterprise, Blavity, Washington Post, Reuters, among others. Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bowie State University, Master of Social Work degree from Howard University and currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Howard University. Leslie’s research agenda is focused on the pathways to the presidency for LGBTQ HBCU administrators, leadership development for LGBTQ student leaders, and fundraising amongst LGBTQ populations of color. Leslie devotes his professional work and scholarship toward the liberation of Black and Brown LGBTQ people.