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:
Bernice Corbaley Collection
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.
Condolences "T, U, V"
Jim Leslie's Inscribed Items, circa 1973-2005
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.
Ouampi blankets, circa 1960
Two red fleece blankets featuring the OUampi mascot of the Univeristy of Omaha.
Reflections in Time: Interview with Jim Leslie, 2006
UNO Diamond Jubilee Lapel Pins, 1983
Each of these ten lapel pins are gold and feature the UNO Arts & Sciences Hall cupola. Each pin has a depression beneath the cupola designed to hold a very small diamond. Four of these pins include the diamond. Of the six pins that are missing diamonds, five have holes from which the diamonds have been removed and one never had a hole drilled.