- B.S. in Sports Management, Arkansas State University
- M.S. in Sports Administration, Marshall University
Ashlesha Lokhande joined the staff in June of 2012 to serve as the Academic Counselor
for Football Defense.
Prior to joining the University of Memphis staff, she served 2 years as the Academic
Counselor for Football (Defense), Women's Golf, Women's Tennis and Volleyball at University
of Southern Mississippi and as an Instructor for UNV 101 class for student-athletes.
Served a year as Academic Advising Intern for Football (freshman and sophomore) and
assisted with Life Skills at the University of Miami from 2009-2010. Graduate Assistant
at Buck Harless Student Athlete Program at Marshall University from 2008-2009 while
attending graduate school.
Ashlesha was a student-athlete at Arkansas State University as a member of the Women's
Tennis team and also served as a tutor and mentor for student-athletes. During her
senior year, she was an intern with Life Skills Program at Arkansas State University.
In addition to serving as an Academic Counselor, Ashlesha is the Cultivating Academic
Tigers (CAT) Coordinator at CAAS - a summer bridge program for incoming freshman and
transfers; as well as an instructor for ACAD 1100 - Academic Strategies (Learning
Communities). She is an active member of the National Association of Academic Advisors
for Athletics (N4A) and also a member of Keep A Child Alive for 5 years, an organization
that provides life-saving services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS
in Africa and India.
Ashlesha is originally from India. She enjoys hanging out with her dogs, doing hot
yoga, cooking, working out, shopping and traveling. She resides in Memphis with her
two Shih Tzus -Spicy and Sasha.
Favorite Quote: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead