Great things in store . . .
Stacy Leeds knows what it is to be a leader and a mentor … she has been one her entire adult life. And if you spend some time talking with her, you will find that leadership is something that seems to come to her naturally. There is a confidence in the way she speaks that makes you realize this is someone who is used to speaking up and getting results.
These days she is speaking up plenty in her new position as dean of the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville, a position she took on just six months ago. The school is one of only two law schools in the state of Arkansas, with a student population of approximately 445 students. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Leeds is the first female American Indian to head a law school. But even before this appointment, the 40-year-old single mother from Tahlequah was already a leader. . . .