Manager, Graduate Academic Services

Christine Bible
Phone: 972.721.5003

Christine Bible joined the University of Dallas as director of alumni relations for the undergraduate Constantin College in October 2006. She moved to the graduate Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business as an admissions and account executive in fall of 2007. Prior to being a student advisor, Christine worked as an IT consultant for American Management Systems and volunteered as Dallas-area admission director for her local Wellesley College alumnae club.

Christine received her BA in English and Linguistics from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and went on to earn her MBA with concentration in information technology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She remains active as the treasurer of her local Dallas alumnae club and enjoys the art of stained glass-making in her time off.

Current Domestic Students, Last Names A-R (all programs)

Michael Leshner
Phone: 972.721.4032

Michael Leshner joined the University of Dallas as an admissions and account executive in June 2007. Prior to recruiting and advising students, Michael spent four years in the United States Air Force and in accounting and auditing with the Department of Defense.

Following his transition to the private sector, Michael has been an accountant and worked in finance and operations for several large companies in the defense, hospitality, and healthcare industries. Michael made a transition to contract administration at a major university, and after five years of successful management of grants and contracts.

Michael obtained a BBA in accounting from Southern Methodist University. Michael then went on to get an MBA in industrial management from the University of Dallas. Michael is active in his church and has taught religious education classes from pre-school through adult education.

Current Visa Holder Students (all programs) and Current Domestic Students, Last Names S-Z

Nila Perry
Phone: 972.721.5285

Nila Perry joined the University of Dallas as a graduate advisor for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business in February of 2016. She has been working in higher education for several years. She began her experience as a Financial Aid Advisor for a local truck driving school. Most recently she worked as a Student Finance and Academic Advisor for a nursing school.

Nila obtained a BS in Criminal Justice from Texas Woman's University and is currently working on her M.ED in Instructional Design. Nila is very active in the community and enjoys meeting new people. In her spare time she enjoys writing, yoga, and trying new restaurants. She is very excited to be the newest member of the UD family and is looking forward to her new role.

Advisor, Graduation Term for all students

Christen Edwards
Phone: 972.721.5198

Christen Edwards joined the University of Dallas as a graduate services assistant for the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business in September 2015. Prior to joining the Academic Services team, Christen owned her own business working with the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.

Christen got her Bachelor of Science in geography and geology from the University of North Texas, Denton. Christen is active in her church and community and loves cycling in her spare time. She looks forward to earning her Master of Humanities from UD and is excited to be part of the University of Dallas family.


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