Former Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and Alumna Passes Away

Former Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and Alumna Passes Away

Former Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and Alumna Passes Away

October 18, 2013

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Leslie Woodard '94, the former director of Columbia University's Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and dean of Yale University’s Calhoun College, passed away unexpectedly in her home on October 18, 2013.

Before enrolling in the School of General Studies, Leslie was a dancer at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. After finishing her education, she was the director of Columbia’s Undergraduate Creative Writing Program for seven years before beginning her tenure at Yale in 2007.

Read the full article in the Columbia Spectator.