Leslie Gautreaux Edwards
Registrar, Student Records
B.A., M.A. University of Louisiana
Ph.D. Texas A&M University
Eaton Hall 10A
Originally from south Louisiana, Leslie grew up in Opelousas and went to the University of Louisiana, a small university in Lafayette, the heart of Cajun culture, art and cuisine. Upon finishing her master’s degree at Louisiana, she attended Texas A&M University in College Station for her PhD in English. Her research focuses on British and American Modern Literature, Gender Studies and Spatial Theory. She enjoys teaching everything from literature to composition and professional writing.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Always make a point to introduce yourself to your professors and visit them during office hours whenever you have questions or concerns. They really like visitors, or at least I do. Also time management is key. Part of succeeding in college is learning how to organize your schedule of classes, studying, extracurricular activities, sports or work.
What is on your iPod?
Eminem, Dixie Chicks, Amy Winehouse, Beyonce & Lost Bayou Ramblers
What are you currently reading?
Mary Karr’s memoir The Liar’s Club & Hermione Lee’s biography Virginia Woolf
What do you do outside of class?
If I am not chasing after my two girls, I enjoy workouts at Crossfit, cooking and exploring Montana.
What is your favorite getaway location?
Anywhere on the ocean that has a beach and is over 80 degrees.
What is your favorite thing about RMC?
I love the atmosphere and campus life of RMC. Coming from large public institutions for my own education, I truly appreciate the small liberal arts college and its tight-knit community. I enjoy being able to develop close working relationships with students and faculty across campus and disciplines.
What makes RMC stand out from other schools?
The faculty and staff genuinely care about our students. We welcome students from all over the country and the world and want them to feel at home. We are like an extended family. We help them make key decisions in their majors and career plans, and for that they and their families are very thankful. It is not uncommon for former students to come back and visit us after graduation to tell us about their work, weddings and babies. We are forever connected to them through their experiences here at Rocky Mountain College.