Leslie Dellinger Aceituno

Secretary to the Board

(305) 284-4025
Locator Code:
Ashe Administration Building 1252 Memorial Dr
Room 250B
Coral Gables, Florida 33146-2509


About the Secretary to the Board of Trustees

Leslie Dellinger Aceituno joined the University of Miami in 1988 as a receptionist in the Office of General Counsel. In July 2017, she assumed responsibility of the Secretary’s Office as Acting Secretary to the Board of Trustees. She serves as liaison between the University’s Board and senior leadership, advising on various strategic and governance matters. She is responsible for providing support, planning, and coordination of the important board functions.

During her tenure at the University, Dellinger Aceituno rose through various positions in both the Offices of the General Counsel and the Secretary/Board of Trustees, before being appointed Assistant Secretary of the University in 2007. She has staffed the last two Presidential Search Committees charged with finding the fifth and sixth University presidents.

Dellinger Aceituno serves Vice President on the Smathers Four Fillies Farm Homeowners Association Board of Directors and as Treasurer on the Child Care Center at Riviera Presbyterian Church Board of Directors. She served eight terms as President of the Crossings Homeowners Association Board of Directors and two terms as President of the Courtyards in the Crossings Homeowners Association Board of Directors. She is a member of the Association of Governing Boards for Colleges and Universities and a Notary Public commissioned in the State of Florida.

Dellinger Aceituno has a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Management from the University of Miami, where she was a School of Business Administration fellow. Her husband, Luis, is also a double alum of the Schools of Communication and Business Administration. They are the proud parents of a future ‘Cane, Lawrence, age 4.