Advisors

All students in Gupta College of Business Graduate programs have an academic advisor. Below is a listing of the advisors and their areas of responsibility.

Walk-in hours are available from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Please call 972-721-5004 for questions or further information. 

 

Manager, Graduate Academic Services

Advisor for DBA students and 4+1 MS and MBA students

Sharon Oster Gibbs
Phone: 972.721.5003
Email: sgibbs@udallas.edu

Sharon Gibbs joined the University of Dallas in 2013 working in the Provost Office where she was responsible for academic success since 2013. In March 2018, Sharon made the transition to the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business as Manager, Graduate Academic Services. Before coming to UD, Sharon worked at the University of Tulsa and Wichita State University where she worked in advising and career services.

Sharon has a master's degree from Grand Valley State University in Adult, Secondary and Higher Education and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Animal & Plant Systems. Sharon enjoys traveling, reading, movies, hockey and spending time with her husband and cats.

Academic Advisor - Domestic Students

Current Students who started in Summer 2018 or earlier: 
Domestic Students, Last Names A-S (all programs)

New Students for Fall 2018:
Domestic Students, Last Names A-M (all programs)

Michael Leshner
Phone: 972.721.4032
Email: mleshner@udallas.edu

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.

Academic Advisor

Current Students who started in Summer 2018 or earlier: 
All F-1 Visa Holder Students (all programs) and Current Domestic Students, Last Names S-Z

New students for Fall 2018:
All F-1 Visa Holder Students (all programs) and domestic students, Last Names N-Z

Nila Perry
Phone: 972.721.5285
Email: nperry@udallas.edu

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 MBA her at the Gupta College of Business in Cybersecurity. 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 a member of the UD family.

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