Leslie Bissinger Golden serves as Assistant General Counsel for Valencia College. In this role, Dr. Golden supports the Vice President for Policy and General Counsel by providing legal advice and counseling to the College, participating in the creation and enforcement of College policy, and working with members of the Valencia community to further the College’s educational interests.
Dr. Golden previously served as Director of Institutional Advancement at Barry University School of Law, where she was responsible for establishing departmental policies and procedures and served as a key liaison and advisor to University officials and Board members on organization-wide strategic planning and development initiatives. Prior to joining Barry, Dr. Golden practiced with the firm of Baker & Hostetler in Orlando as a commercial litigator advising clients on a wide range of civil legal matters and representing them in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and Stetson University’s College of Law.
Dr. Golden is a member of the Florida Bar and the National Association of College and University Attorneys. She is the current Vice President and a longtime Board member of the Adult Literacy League of Central Florida and a former Junior Achievement volunteer. She is a member of the Stetson Law Alumni Association and the University of Central Florida Town & Gown Council.