Christina Huie Lesyk

Ph.D. Student

Phone:  (315) 212-5805



  • Master’s degree in Social Work (Community Organization and Planning), Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s Studies, Columbia University/Barnard College, New York, NY
  • Event and Meeting Management Certificate, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Research Interests:

  • Human Resources
  • Lodging
  • Events

Industry Experience:

  • 30+ years of administrative experience, including 10+ years in event management

Honors and Awards:

  • Designated Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) Examination Grader/Subject Matter Expert
  •  Featured in American School and University Magazine (2013):  The Greening of Commencement

Professional Affiliations:

  • Eta Sigma Delta international hospitality honor society
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH & LA)
  • International Special Events Society (ISES), Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I)
  • North American Association of Commencement Officers (NAACO)
  • Event Planners Consortium
  • Event Planning and Event Management:  The 1st Group for Event Professionals
  • Event Peeps for Live Event Industry Professionals
  • National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Currently teach in the Social Sciences at the State University of New York (SUNY)/College at Canton and take courses to keep Human Services credentials current