Staff Spotlight: Le'Joy White

One of the newest members of the Kelley Indianapolis family, Le’Joy White, joins the team as an academic advisor and coordinator of the Kelley Honors program. She started at Kelley in late April, but Le’Joy is no stranger to business students. She joins us from IUPUI University College, where she was a student success advisor working primarily with business students as well as TCEM, philanthropy and SPEA students.

Q: What do you like best about advising?

Le’Joy: I like building relationships with students and getting to know them as I help guide them through higher education. Sometimes, they represent their families’ first college experience and they may not be sure how to navigate it. I enjoy supporting them through this.

Q: What’s been a rewarding experience in your role so far?

Le’Joy: Probably the most rewarding part—particularly when I worked with pre-business students at University College—is when they tell me they were accepted into the Kelley School of Business. Recently, a student came into my office after we’d been working together for a couple semesters. He’s a jokester and he said, “Le’Joy I’ve got something for you.” He tossed his acceptance letter on my desk. I immediately knew what it was. It’s always a great moment when they return to tell you they’ve accomplished a goal.

Being able to see students’ progress and how they overcome obstacles at different stages is really enjoyable.

Le'Joy White