Oliver selected as MBA recipient

Published 4:14 am Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Leslee Oliver was selected as this year’s MBA recipient of the SNVC Leadership Institute at Longwood University based on her compassion and desire to help others have a better life through her active involvement with Virginia Supportive

Leslee Oliver

Housing (VSH), a press release cited. “She has been dedicated to helping end homelessness in Virginia for more than three years. Starting by volunteering at events, she grew in service by becoming President of the VSH’s Junior Board. There were numerous challenges, including the growth of membership, creating awareness of the organization, and defining a vision that would serve staff, residents and the community,” the release went on to say. Oliver recognized and became committed to addressing these.

With these concerns in mind, the release stated, “she played a key role in to identify that the initial focus was to raise awareness of VSH and its mission throughout Central Virginia.” A successful public event called “Hops for Housing” was held that not only promoted awareness of VSH but also resulted in recruitment of new Jr. Board members, volunteers and financial resources.

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Oliver’s commitment to leadership in this role has and will continue to impact the lives of individuals, families and communities for the near and distant future. The release further cited, “We are proud and confident that she will succeed in her MBA program and will represent Longwood University as she continues to flourish in her career.”