Announcement: OHE Appointment of Director of the Office of College & University Evaluation
From: John L. D'Agati, Deputy Commissioner, Office of Higher Education
I am happy to announce that Leslie Templeman will be joining the Office of Higher Education as the Director for the Office of College and University Evaluation.
Leslie has held several positions at the State Education Department since first coming to work here in 1990. Leslie served as the Department’s Legislative Liaison, Assistant to the Commissioner of Education, Director of Management Operations, and Assistant Counsel for the former Senior Deputy Commissioner of P-16 Education, where she was involved in many policy issues affecting higher education sectors in New York State, including accreditation and program approval. Most recently, Leslie served as Assistant Counsel in the Office of School Innovation where she concentrated mainly on legal and policy issues concerning Charter Schools. Prior to coming to the Department, Leslie worked in the New York State Senate for several years as Legislative Counsel for the Senate Education Committee.
Leslie received an Associate’s Degree from Monroe Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY College at Brockport and a Law Degree from Albany Law School.
Given her breadth of knowledge and experience with education policy, law and regulation, we are very excited to have Leslie join our team and lead the important work that is done by the Office of College and University Evaluation.