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Root, Leslie

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Lutgert College of Business Faculty Administration

Leslie Root is a Graduate Programs Coordinator in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has over 12 years of experience in administrative leadership and student support within higher education.

Leslie received her Master of Science in Adult Education focused on Corporate and Community education, as well as Advanced Certifications in Human Resources Development and Trainer of Trainers from Elmira College in 2018. Her master of science was preceded by a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Mansfield University in 2007. She also holds Advanced Certifications in Human Resource Management, Diversity and Inclusion in HR, Diversity and Inclusion, and Women in Leadership from Cornell University. 

Previously, she worked in the medical field as a CAT 3 paramedic and medical transcriptionist, teaching EMT courses, and as an in-hospital certified advanced technologist.

In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her family, her beloved service dog, and her elderly rescue dog, being outdoors, photography, writing, and traveling.