Leslie Cervantes received her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from NMSU in 1986. She currently serves as the Associate Vice-President for Alumni Participation and Stewardship in University Advancement. Prior to serving in this role, Leslie used her business degree to start  her own teenage skincare company. The company received national recognition and was distributed in three countries.   After many years of production, she eventually sold the company and thought she would slow down. Then she discovered the world of fundraising and so began a second career in higher education. Leslie gives back to her community by serving on many local boards and service groups. She considers herself a loyal NMSU Aggie and a red chile expert.

She has been married to Dino Cervantes for 31 years whom she met at NMSU. They are the proud parents of their daughter Alyssa a practicing attorney in Albuquerque.