Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs
- J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, 2007
- M.S. in Higher Education Administration, Texas A&M University, 2014
- B.S. in Kinesiology, Cum Laude, Texas A&M University, 2003
Before joining St. Mary’s, Leffall served as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Mercer University School of Law in Macon, GA from 2019 to 2022, where she supported student well-being, student leadership development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Prior to Mercer University, she held roles that focused on student conduct, Title IX, expressive activity on campus, and special projects within the Division of Student Affairs at Texas A&M University-College Station and at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
She has served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and has served as guest faculty for the Advanced Sexual Misconduct Institute of the Donald D. Gehring Academy and several higher education law courses. She has presented on topics related to student conduct at a number of conferences.
Before beginning a career in student affairs, Leffall practiced commercial litigation in Nashville, TN where she represented pharmaceutical, medical device, and other companies in individual and mass tort cases, as well as in contract disputes. Leffall holds a College Teaching Certificate from Texas A&M University and is a certified general and family mediator.
Honors and Awards
Fish Camp Namesake, Texas A&M University, 2020
Award of Distinction – Individual, Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, 2017
Award of Distinction – Team (Student Conduct Office), Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, 2016
Lion Camp Legacy, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2014