Leshia Claudio

Deputy Chief of Staff



(415) 338-1381


Leshia C. Claudio serves as deputy chief of staff to San Francisco State University President Lynn Mahoney. In her role, Ms. Claudio provides direct support to the President, oversees the budget for the Office of the President, serves on the President’s Cabinet, the Executive Commencement Committee, the campus Emergency Operations Committee and oversees other important administration responsibilities.

Before coming to San Francisco State, Ms. Claudio was a senior executive assistant at Avid Technologies, where she supported the technology and multimedia firm’s Senior Executive Team. She has also served in similar positions at the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA CREF), Progress Financial and Mortgage Quest, Inc.

A native of South Florida, Ms. Claudio received an associate’s degree of arts in broadcasting from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. She also earned a bachelor’s degree of science in business administration from Strayer University in Alexandria, Virginia, and she holds a M.A. in Organizational Leadership.

Ms. Claudio currently serves as a board member for NAPAHE, National Association for Presidential Assistants in Higher Education.