Vice President and General Counsel
Ms. Vee Leonard was appointed Vice President and General Counsel for Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in 2013. Ms. Leonard previously served as FGCU's General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and Assistant General Counsel. Prior to her arrival at FGCU, Ms. Leonard was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Orlando and also worked in private practice, specializing in employment litigation.
Ms. Leonard received her Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida. Ms. Leonard is a native Floridian, born and reared in Orlando, Florida.
Ms. Leonard has been a member of the Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), as well as a charter member of the Orlando Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources. In May 2015, Ms. Leonard became a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).