Manager, Graduate Academic Services

Sharon Oster Gibbs
Phone: 972.721.5003


Current Domestic Students, Last Names A-S (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 Stone
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. In her time not spent studying, Christen enjoys reading, yoga, mountain biking and hanging out with her husband, dogs and cat. She is currently pursuing her MBA here at the Gupta College of Business and hopes to graduate in the Spring of 2019.


Former Arlington Lieutenant Becomes UD's First Police Chief

A self-proclaimed Irish-Catholic Yankee and an altar boy starting in second grade, Russell Greene first learned of the University of Dallas upon moving to North Texas in 1994. "I grew up always dreaming of becoming a police officer," said Greene, who began serving in his post earlier this semester as chief of the university's new police department.

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