Alesia LeSane Named Assistant Director for Multicultural Education and Student Success
Effective August 24th, Alesia LeSane (she/her) has been named the Assistant Director for Multicultural Education and Student Success in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
In her role, Alesia will oversee all aspects of the Connections Pre-Orientation Program and supervise the Program Ambassador (PAs). She will also manage and promote the office’s student success programs to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) / African American, Latino/a/x American, Asian American and Native American (ALANA) students at WPI. Additionally, Alesia will play a key role in managing the coordination of campus-wide affinity month celebrations.
“I am excited to have Alesia join the Division of Talent and Inclusion to continue growing and developing as a DEIB practitioner. She brings valued experiences from her time in Undergraduate Enrollment which will greatly benefit our student success efforts." –Dr. Lauren Turner, Senior Vice President for Talent and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer
Alesia brings forth a multifaceted background and perspective, having transitioned from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at WPI, where she assisted with various recruitment initiatives with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Alesia has an unwavering passion for serving, empowering, and uplifting diverse populations. Her work in ODIME will also include graduate student support as well as leading WPI’s First Generation Success Program.
“I am thrilled to have Alesia join the ODIME Team. She brings a unique lens to the role as we continue building out our student success strategies following the office rebranding this past summer. I look forward to supporting and mentoring Alesia along her journey in supporting diverse students at WPI and beyond.” –Arnold Lane, Jr., Director of Multicultural Education and Community Engagement
Alesia holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications with a minor in community and justice studies from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). Outside of work, Alesia is a book enthusiast, an avid vinyl record collector, and a true-crime connoisseur.