Laura Butler, Assistant Director of Leadership
Laura Butler earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one majoring in Journalism and Broadcasting emphasizing in Public Relations and Marketing, the other in Sociology emphasizing in Criminal Behavior from Oklahoma State University. Butler returned to California to be close to family while working as a Marketing and Event Coordinator on the Central Coast. After a few years, she enrolled at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo where she earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance specializing in Higher Education and Student Affairs.
Prior to joining the UCO team, Butler served as Conduct Specialist, at the University of California, Berkeley. Butler also served as Judicial Affairs & Leadership Coordinator at University of California, Merced and in multiple capacities at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo working as an Academic Advisor with the Athletic Department and Student Life & Leadership where she developed the first Parent Orientation Program. Butler has higher education experience in academic excellence, conduct, diversity and inclusion, orientation programs and assessment. Butler is certified in Restorative Justice and Conflict Mediation practices. As Assistant Director of Leadership, Butler advises President’s Leadership Council and Leaders of Tomorrow.