Leslie Lockhart serves as Vice President of Talent and Culture at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. By supporting and expanding the Talent and Culture team’s efforts, Lockhart oversees the acquisition and retention of a global staff and is dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. Lockhart also assists the local and international efforts of the Foundation in making global change.
Lockhart has been in education for over thirty years and has experienced every level of educational leadership starting as an elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles and a site administrator of elementary and secondary school sites to being the Superintendent of one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse school districts. She was appointed the first African American to serve in that role for the Culver City Unified School District in December 2017.
Lockhart has earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, a master’s degree in Educational Administration, and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Pepperdine University. She is currently a doctoral candidate specializing in culturally affirming and sustaining pedagogy.