Leslie Hall is a dedicated advocate and Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. With a passion for achieving equity and full LGBTQ+ equality, Leslie spearheads the HBCU Program, mobilizing and empowering HBCUs through collaborative efforts, transformative leadership development, and comprehensive system change and assessment.
In their role, Leslie oversees the Executive Summit on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence, which stands as the nation's sole gathering of HBCU Presidents and leaders committed to implementing promising practices and policies in support of LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, Leslie has successfully redesigned and expanded the National HBCU Leadership Summit, a groundbreaking program that empowers LGBTQ+ HBCU students through leadership development and identity exploration.
As a macro-social worker, Leslie's professional and academic values are deeply rooted in the liberation of all marginalized individuals. Their commitment to social justice and equality has led them to speak at numerous conferences and serve as a panelist on various platforms. Leslie's work has been recognized and featured in esteemed publications such as Black Enterprise, Blavity, Washington Post, Reuters, and others.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Bowie State University, a Master of Social Work from Howard University, and a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University.