Advisors

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

Walk-in/call 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 regarding advisor availability. 


Academic Services Assistant
General program questions and information and special projects

Stephanie Ortega
Phone: 972.721.5004; Email: sortega@udallas.edu

Stephanie joined the University of Dallas in February 2019. 


Academic Advisor
All Domestic Students - Last Names A-N (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 
All Domestic Students - Last Names O-Z (all programs), All F-1 Visa Holder Students (all programs)

Sophia Vieyra
Phone: 972.721.5285; Email: svieyra@udallas.edu

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.


 Manager, Graduate Academic Services
All DBA students and 4+1 MS or 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. 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.

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