Dr. Gabrielle St. Leger
Dr. Gabrielle St. Leger is a scholar practitioner and consultant with an agenda focused on the recruitment and retention of historically under-served students and how recruitment and retention efforts interact with campus diversity initiatives. Her current work examines Black male retention initiatives at predominantly white institutions of higher education. She has served higher education in both Academic Affairs and Student Affairs divisions in various positions including Residential Education, Recruitment and Retention, Multicultural Affairs, Athletics, TRIO Programs and Graduate Education.
She has emerged as an administrative authority on student affairs assessment and program review, specifically assessment of multicultural and diversity programming. She is the founder and President of Diversity Solutions Consulting. Diversity Solutions works with higher education institutions to create healthy inclusive and diverse campuses where faculty, administrators, and students excel.
Gabrielle’s administrative work focuses on the creation of diversity programming and training and leadership development. Her agenda is shaped by her own past experiences as a student attending and excelling at a predominantly white institution and serving on several leadership teams in her professional career including the West Virginia University Steering Committee on Retention, The Ohio State University’s Student Affairs Assessment Council, chairing The Ohio State University’s Multicultural Center’s Assessment Committee, West Virginia University’s Diversity and Inclusion workgroup for the university’s 2020 Strategic Plan, and most recently chairing the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion External Visiting Committee. Gabrielle holds a Bachelor’s in English, Master of Arts in Secondary Education Language Arts, and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership Studies from West Virginia University.