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Lauren Leighton

Lauren  A.  Leighton

Assoc Dir of Transfer and Grad

Lauren Leighton was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She graduated from Holy Redeemer High School, just a few blocks away from Wilkes’ campus. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications and started at Wilkes in February 2018.

Why Wilkes?

Lauren enjoys working at Wilkes because of the sense of community and the people. The dedicated faculty and staff make Wilkes a great place to work. She likes to spend her lunch breaks sitting at a picnic table in the middle of campus and watching students go to and from class.


Lauren primarily works with transfer and graduate students.

Best college advice for prospective students: Lauren always tell students to make the most out of their four years on campus by joining clubs and getting involved.

Favorite thing to do: Enjoy the outdoor events in downtown Wilkes-Barre

Finish the sentence: On Sunday Mornings, you can find me relaxing before the work week.

Favorite vacation spot: Long Beach Island, N.J.

Favorite food: Pizza

Favorite Season: Summer and going to the beach

Random fun fact: I used to work at Walt Disney World

Favorite quote: “If you can dream it, you can do it” — Walt Disney