Leslie, Jim L.
Jim Leslie was president of the UNO Alumni Association from 1973 until 2005. He also served as chief executive officer of the organization from 1973 until his retirement in 2006, as well as director of the William H. & Dorothy Thompson Center (informally known as the Alumni House). Under his leadership the alumni association experienced tremendous growth in membership and facilities, acquiring and expanding the current William H. Thompson Alumni Center. As a student at the Municipal University of Omaha, he served as Student Council President in 1962/1963. He graduated from OU in 1963 with a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Jim Leslie's wife Nancy was the niece of Bernice Corbaley, the first OU/UNO Homecoming Queen in 1931.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
This small collection contains the program from the November 31, 1931, University of Omaha Homecoming football contest against Wayne; two copies of the Municipal University of Omaha Student Council Constitution; and a few newspaper clippings.
The series contains photographs and drawings of UNO buildings with personal messages to Jim Leslie from a person for who the building is named. The messages and autographs were given to Leslie during his tenure as UNO Alumni Association president. Signatories include: Bob Reilly, Ronald Roskens, Helene Sapp, Del Weber, Peter Kiewit, Daniel Jenkins II, Marge Durham, Walter Scott, and Bill (William) Strauss.
Two red fleece blankets featuring the OUampi mascot of the Univeristy of Omaha.
Pin is gold and features the UNO Arts and Sciences Hall cupola with a depression beneath the cupola designed to hold a very small diamond. The lapel pins were designed and created by the UNO Alumni Association in 1983 to honor the UNO 75th Anniversary.