Leslie Hall was born and raised in Prince George’s County, and was a member of the second graduating class of Forestville Military Academy, a public military school. He energetically navigates the intersections of being a nonprofit manager, community leader, and teacher. Professionally, Hall works at the Human Rights Campaign as the manager of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) project. In this role, he works with university presidents and campus officials to improve inclusion and safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students, faculty, and staff.
Hall was appointed by former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents as the student regent in 2011. He was also elected to the Prince George’s County Board of Education as the student member.
As a community leader, Hall is the founder of the GrandRoots Project, a support group that serves grandparents and older adults who are primary caregivers of children. He is also an active member of the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He is a proud double alum of HBCU, earning a master’s degree in social work from Howard University and bachelor of science degree from Bowie State University. Hall is inspired by the words of President Barack Obama “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”