College of Engineering’s Leslie Buxton Named New Advisor of the Year
June 1, 2018 — Faculty, staff and students in USU’s College of Engineering extend their congratulations to Leslie Buxton who received the USU 2018 Outstanding New Advisor award.
Buxton joined the College of Engineering in November 2016 and provides advising services for undergraduates in civil, environmental and mechanical engineering. Buxton says she enjoys both the challenges of her career and working with engineering students.
“I feel a strong sense of responsibility to my students, the College of Engineering and the larger university community to learn as much as possible so that I can be an asset to students and higher education,” she said.
Dean Adams, executive associate dean for undergraduate affairs, said Buxton is very diligent in helping students navigate and manage their engineering courses as well as assisting students with short- and long-term goals.
“She is excellent at helping students who may be off track or struggling to perform in the classroom,” said Adams. “Based on student comments, Leslie has had a very positive impact on many engineering students, and she has their interests at the top of her many duties.”
Adams said Buxton is articulate and able to communicate to students what needs to be accomplished so they can be successful and graduate in a timely fashion.
“She is an advisor/teacher that instills in each student the importance of lifelong learning,” he added. “I must say her workload is substantial and yet she has performed excellently and is always willing to help.”