COLUMBUS, Miss.--Jacquelyn LeSueur, assistant director of Financial Aid, is one of six individuals nationwide selected for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Diversity Leadership Program.

“I am ecstatic and blessed to have been chosen for this great opportunity to be a part of the 2019-2020 Diversity Leadership Program Class through NASFAA. This opportunity will help me to gain even more knowledge about financial aid while also allowing me the opportunity to develop as a financial aid association leader at the state, regional and national level,” said LeSueur.

As a participant, LeSueur will attend the NASFAA 2020 National Conference, the 2020 NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo and complete the NASFAA online course. She will also be assigned a mentor and participate on a NASFAA task force.

The Holly Springs native joined The W in July of 2019. She attended Mississippi State University and earned her bachelor of science degree in 2012. Upon graduation, LeSueur began working at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee in the Office of the Registrar and later transitioned into the role of a financial aid counselor at UTHSC for the College of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing.

LeSueur completed her master of arts in organizational management with a specialization in public administration in 2016 from Ashford University. In 2017, she moved back to Mississippi to work as a scholarship counselor in the Office of Admissions and Scholarships at Mississippi State University. In 2018, she went on to obtain a master of education with a specialization in higher education from Ashford University.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) provides professional development and services for financial aid administrators; advocates for public policies that increase student access and success; serves as a forum on student financial aid issues, and is committed to diversity throughout all activities.