Trident University International Welcomes New Regional Director for the Central Southwest

Melanie Leckie, Regional Manager of Strategic Relations with the Military Community, Trident University International

Melanie Sanchez Leckie joined Trident International University (Trident) as regional manager of strategic relations with the military community. She will be responsible for military outreach activities in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma.

In this role, she will assist current and prospective students in their efforts to achieve their respective educational goals. Additionally, she will work closely with representatives on military bases, other military stakeholders, and members of the community to help support Trident’s mission to provide quality and affordable education. Beyond her fieldwork, she will collaborate with key University staff to help ensure a positive experience for all students.

Leckie is an energetic, fearless, and driven leader who champions higher education for service members and their families. This motivation goes back to her parents’ belief in the power of education.

“As someone raised in a home that prioritized learning, I strongly believe that education is the practice of freedom, the greatest equalizer,” says Leckie.

A United States Air Force veteran, Leckie earned her undergraduate degree while on active duty in Florida. She is a Trident alumnus, earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) while living across the continents of Europe and Africa as an active duty Air Force spouse.

Leckie is a first-generation American whose parents are from Nicaragua. She is multilingual, Spanish being her first language.

About Trident International University

Founded in 1998, Trident University International is a member of the American InterContinental University System, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which uses case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills designed to improve student lives and education. Trident offers quality associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs and certificates, led by a team of qualified faculty, more than 80% of whom hold a doctoral degree. Trident has more than 32,000 alumni, more than 27,000 of whom have a military affiliation, and has received acknowledgments from Washington Monthly, Military Times, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to student success. Visit or call (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.

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