Leslie Hall

He/Him | Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program

Leslie Hall is the Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. At HRC, Leslie leads the HBCU Program toward the goal of achieving equity and full LGBTQ+ equality by mobilizing and supporting HBCUs through collective action, leadership development, and system change & assessment.

Leslie oversees the Executive Summit on LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence, the only national convening of HBCU Presidents and leaders committed to promising practices and policies in support of LGBTQ+ students. He also has redesigned and grown the National HBCU Leadership Summit, the only national leadership and identity development training program that empowers LGBTQ+ HBCU students.

As a macro-social worker, Leslie’s professional and academic values are informed by and rooted in the liberation of all marginalized people. A frequent speaker and panelist, Leslie has been highlighted in Black Enterprise, Blavity, Washington Post, Reuters, among others. Leslie holds a B.S. in Sociology from Bowie State University, Master of Social Work from Howard University and Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Howard University.