LesLee Clauson Eicher

LesLee Clauson Eicher

Senior International Credential Evaluator, Academic Evaluation Services

LesLee Clauson Eicher has been a Senior International Credential Evaluator at Academic Evaluation Services (AES) since 2020. Although she considers herself a generalist, she has special interest in the countries of Anglophone Africa, the German-speaking countries, the UK, and Canada.

LesLee began her career as an international graduate admissions evaluator at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also earned a Master of Arts in German Philology (structure and history of the German language). After spending a year in Austria on a Fulbright Teacher Assistant program, LesLee returned to the United States and joined the evaluation staff at the Foundation for International Services, an international credential evaluation agency in the Seattle area. 

In 2000, she began a 20+-year career with AACRAO, where she evaluated international credentials, created and administered AACRAO programming, and provided training in international credential evaluation topics to colleagues at colleges and universities around the U.S. and the world. LesLee’s publications include contributions to a number of AACRAO publications, including The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals, AACRAO EDGE, AACRAO College & University, and AACRAO Connect, as well as a contribution to NAFSA’s Guide to Educational Systems Around the World.

LesLee is a co-award-winner of the 2020 IERF Sepmeyer Award for Excellence in Credential Evaluation Research. This award recognizes her research on the recognition of private higher education institutions in Anglophone Africa. She is Past President of TAICEP and currently chairs the TAICEP Governance and Finance Committee. 

In her spare time at home in Tacoma, Washington, LesLee loves to cook, eat, read, travel, and garden. She also serves on the Board of her local branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)

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