Educational Studies Alumni Professional of the Year Award Nomination

Criteria: Open to all Manchester University educational studies alumni who are actively involved in their field, have made significant contributions to their community, and provide exceptional service to the profession.

Nominate an Manchester University Educational Studies alumnus/alumna for Professional of the Year Award.

Educational Studies Professional of the Year Honorees


Leslie (Bailey)’13 Marlatt


2022 Educational Studies Professional of the Year

Native to Ogden Dunes, Indiana, Leslie Marlatt is a 2013 Manchester University graduate where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies. In 2017, she went on to earn a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Huntington University.

Leslie currently works as the Assistant Director of Success Advising at Manchester University where she provides holistic advising to students through their undergraduate journey. Previously, she has worked in Career and Professional Development, Service Opportunities, and Admissions at Manchester. In addition, she has worked as an Outreach Educator at a nonprofit.  

This spring, Leslie selflessly stepped into the role of co-advisor for the Student Education Association, and she supports the Henney Department of Education as the supervisor of the Educational Studies internships.  Recently, Leslie was recognized for her leadership abilities and was selected to participate in the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Leadership Institute.

Leslie and her husband, Adam, also a 2013 Manchester graduate, reside in North Manchester with their 3-year-old twin daughters, Aubree and Adalyn.