Lea Sexton

Lea Sexton

Emeritus Senior Director

Liberal Arts
WRI-B 131
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Lea Sexton is the founding director of the Wilson Advising Center, which opened in January of 1997. Before returning to the College of Liberal Arts in fall of 1996 to start the Wilson Advising Center, Lea was an academic advisor in the Department of Athletics at UNLV for six years. She received her BA ’86 and MA ’89 in English from UNLV, where she taught as a graduate assistant and part-time instructor from 1986 to 1992.

Lea received the first Regents’ Academic Advising Award in 1999 as well as the CSUN Professional Staff Member of the Year Award in 1999. In 2000, she was the President’s Professional Staff Member of the Year. She is a member of the UNLV Commencement Committee and a board member for PHI KAPPA PHI National Honor Society, Chapter 100.

In addition to Nevada, Lea has lived in Virginia, Europe, and Africa, and she is firmly committed to helping liberal arts students learn and see the world through international programs, an experience that leaves us forever changed. Lea is also committed to the liberal arts education and believes that all students have to do is consider the possibilities — liberal arts will take you anywhere you want to go.