Maria   Leonard

Lecturer I  

Office: ECOBE 120I
Phone: (956) 665-4068
Email: maria.leonard@utrgv.edu

Maria Leonard

Mrs. Maria Leonard is a faculty member at the Management Department, College of Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She specializes in teaching the following upper level courses: Business & Society. This course focuses on business ethics, sustainability, and stakeholder management. As part of the curriculum that Ms. Leonard has built for this class, students are required to engage in different aspects of service learning. Students in this course regularly log over 2000 hours of combined volunteer service per year, reaching a wide range of communities in the Rio Grande Valley. Organizational Behavior: This course analyzes the impact of individuals, groups, and structure behavior within organizations. It offers perspective on how knowledge in the areas of leadership, job satisfaction, team work, and organizational culture can be applied to improve effectiveness within an organization Ms. Leonard has over 20 years of management experience in leadership positions in apparel manufacturing in the USA and Mexico, and received her MBA from the University of Texas Pan American in the year 2000. She serves as trainer for the youth entrepreneurship program sponsored by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and she acts as a corporate trainer for the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at UTRGV. Additionally, she is also very active in the community, having served as Board President for The Hidalgo County League of Women Voters, and Board President for Hidalgo County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She currently serves as Advisory Board Member for Casa Hogar MAMi, a boys and girls orphanage located in Reynosa, Mexico.







Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Maria Leonard. , U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, $15,000.00 (April 2016 - June 2016)



Selected Presentations


  • Maria Leonard. "DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS," UTRGV NONPROFIT SPRING LECTURE SERIES, UTRGV NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER, UTRGV MCALLEN TEACHING SITE (May 2017)

  • Maria Leonard. "RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF VOLUNTEERS," UTRGV NONPROFIT SPRING LECTURE SERIES, UTRGV NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER, UTRGV MCALLEN TEACHING SITE (April 2017)

  • Maria Leonard. "PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR NON PROFITS," UTRGV NONPROFIT SPRING LECTURE SERIES, UTRGV NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER, UTRGV MCALLEN TEACHING SITE (March 2017)

  • Linda Matthews, Maria Leonard, and John Sargent. "Developing Sustainability-Minded Managers," Decision Science Institute Annual Meeting, DSI, Austin, TX (November 2016)

  • Maria Leonard. "REVENUE SOURCES FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS," NON PROFIT SUMMIT, UTRGV OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, REGION ONE CONFERENCE CENTER, EDINBURG, TX (August 2016)

  • Maria Leonard. "PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS," NON PROFIT LECTURE SERIES, UTRGV OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, UTRGV MCALLEN TEACHING SITE (April 2016)

  • Maria Leonard. "Sustainability and Economic Development," UTRGV Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), CESS building (December 2015)

  • Maria Leonard. "Sustainability and Economic Development," UTRGV Office for Sustainability, ECOBE (August 2015)

  • Maria Leonard. "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY," BORDER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SYMPOSIUM, UTPA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, EDINBURG CONFERENCE CENTER (November 2014)

Current Courses

MGMT 4321 02 - Organizational Behavior:
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MGMT 4321 01 - Organizational Behavior:
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MGMT 4304 04S - Business and Society:
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