Leah Velarde, M.S., BCC

Leah Velarde

Title: Director of Career Success | Career Success Coach | College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Department: Advancement
Building: BRB 2040.03
Phone: 903.566.7024


BS – Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College
MS – Educational Administration, Pensacola Christian College
Certification – Board Certified Coach (BCC)


Leah Velarde is the Director of Career Success and the Career Success Coach for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Her sincere desire is to propel students and alumni forward in life!

Prior to joining the UT Tyler Career Success Team, Leah had over 13 years’ experience in training leaders from all walks of life. This experience included providing direction and leadership to over 100 volunteers in a non-profit organization and most recently working with the Department of Labor to train over 1,500 transitioning military service members how to attain civilian employment.

Leah is a Board Certified Coach and has met professional coaching competency standards established by Center for Credentialing and Education. Currently, she is a member of NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), NCDA (National Career Development Association). Leah enjoys reading and loves spending time with her husband and 3 kids.