Leslie O'Neil

Administrative Associate, Band
Primary office:
124 Murphy Hall


Growing up in a military family, Leslie O'Neil had the opportunity to travel a great deal as a young child. After completing high school in the Omaha area, Leslie attended the University of Nebraska where she earned a teaching degree in 1994. She and her husband, Stuart, moved to the Lawrence area where she began a teaching career.

While she enjoyed her work in the public schools, Leslie eventually left teaching to be at home with her two young children, Daniel and Anna. During this time, she also pursued a degree in library science and information management at Emporia State University. Since 2005, she has collaborated on various projects with the National Park Service, the Brown Foundation, the Lawrence Public Library and the KU Confucius Institute.

Leslie began work in the KU Band office in 2012 and was named Employee of the Year in 2018.

School of Music Calendar
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.