Dr. J. Leslie Zachariah-Wolff has been appointed Secretary General of the IDEA League. Leslie is an accomplished professional bringing both strong analytical skills and demonstrable management talent to the table. In addition to a PhD in civil and environmental engineering and a masters in project management, she has a wealth of experience in managing interdisciplinary research projects and steering learning environments. She is passionate about stimulating learning and innovation through collaboration.
As Secretary General, Leslie will be involved in fostering all aspects of collaboration between the IDEA League’s member institutions. She will be coordinating the efforts of the alliance in the exchange of best practice, benchmarking, as well as resource and knowledge sharing. Together with the presidents and rectors of the member universities, she will also be developing new strategies and activities to allow the alliance to have even greater impact in the areas of technology research and advanced engineering education.
Leslie succeeds Dr. Willemijn Dicke who, after 3 years of productive and enjoyable work at the IDEA League, leaves to embrace other exciting opportunities.