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Academic Advisors

Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 situtation, the Gupta College of Business graduate academic advisors are working remotely. If you do not hear from your advisor within 24 hours, please feel free to email us at cobgradadvise@udallas.edu and the next available advisor will be in touch with you.

Stephanie Ortega, Academic Services Assistant
Phone: 972-721-5004; Email: sortega@udallas.edu

Areas of Responsibility: General program questions and information, and special projects

Stephanie Ortega joined the University of Dallas in February 2019. Stephanie received her BA in Managment at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She worked with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Service as an Office Assistant and an Eligibility Technician. Stephanie enjoys reading and outdoor adventures.

Sharon Oster Gibbs, Manager of Graduate Academic Services
Phone: 972-721-5003; Email: sgibbs@udallas.edu

Areas of Responsibility: Advising for domestic students - Last names A - K; all 4+1 MS or MBA students & DBA students

Sharon Gibbs joined the University of Dallas in 2013 working in the Provost Office where she was responsible for academic success. 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 several other institutions 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.

Sophia Vieyra, Academic Advisor
Phone: 972-721-5285; Email: svieyra@udallas.edu

Areas of Responsibility: Advising for domestic students - Last names L - Z & all F-1 Visa Holders

Sophia Vieyra joined the University of Dallas in July of 2018. Sophia obtained a BA in mass communications from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and plans to continue her education here at UD.  Sophia loves all things cactus, zero-waste, and watching horror shows/movies with family and friends.

 Michael Leshner, Academic Advisor is temporarily unavailable, please see above contacts as we have redistributed advising loads for the next enrollment period.


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.

 

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