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Employee Directory: Leslie Byrd
P: (907) 262-0253
Location: Temporary Office: Brockel 190; Permanent: Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 169b
Campus: Kenai River Campus
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Leslie Byrd

New Student Success Coordinator; Evening Coordinator; Safety Officer

Office Location

Temporary Office: Brockel 190; Permanent: Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 169b

Office Hours

  • Monday: 10am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 7pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 7pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 7pm
  • Friday: 10am - 4pm


Byrd holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Political Science and Geography, as well as a Master's of Science in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis in Student/Personnel Services from Northeastern State University, magna cum laude (2012). She has a diverse range of skills resulting from her 18+ years of Higher Education experience. Those skills include housing and residence life related challenges and processes, student staff training and supervision, risk management, emergency response, social and educational programming, adult basic education, student behavioral response, facilities and conference management, and conference work (as host, presenter, and delegate). 


New Student Success Coordinator: I connect students to campus resources and provide support in navigating KPC Student Onboarding processes (admissions, registration, testing, advising, transition support, etc). This includes assisting new and transfer students. Continuing or returning students are also welcome to contact me for assistance. I coordinate the KRC New Student Orientation. I am the Diversity and Inclusion Liaison for KPC Student Services. I advise the student group "LGBT: An Alliance group at KPC" (also known as "The Family at KPC"). I serves, as needed, on many KPC/UAA committees including Scholarship, BIT, Recruitment and Marketing, Diversity Action Council, and Staff Forum.

Evening Coordinator: I provide administrative oversight in the evenings. This includes being the evening contact person for student services, the campus contact person for evening emergencies, and providing campus access (where appropriate). It also includes assisting with evening programming and supporting faculty, staff and students after 5pm. I can assist with printing issues and media technology use. 

Safety Officer: My 14+ year background in Student Housing/Residence Life has given me immense experience in loss prevention, risk aversion and assessment, as well as crisis management and response. I am certified to train folks in Safe Zone, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trainer, and ALICE. I keep my CPR/AED/First Aid and Mental Health First Aid certificates current. I manage the Safety related documents and processes for KPC. This includes managing the free ice cleat program, KRC ERT, first aid kits, emergency signage, etc. I am the campus contact for investigating safety related incidents as well as submitting incident reports to UAA and SW.


  • May 2008 - B.A. Political Science and Geography from Northeastern State University
  • May 2012 - M.S. Higher Education Leadership from Northeastern State University

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