Lesa Roe

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Lesa Roe
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Chancellor of the
University of North Texas System
Assumed office
October 1, 2017
Preceded byLee F. Jackson
Acting Deputy Administrator of NASA
In office
January 20, 2017 – September 30, 2017
PresidentDonald Trump
LeaderRobert M. Lightfoot Jr. (acting)
Preceded byDava Newman
Deputy Associate Administrator of NASA
In office
May 1, 2014 – September 30, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
LeaderCharles Bolden
Preceded byRichard Keegan
Succeeded byKrista Paquin
Director of the Langley Research Center
In office
October 3, 2005 – April 28, 2014
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Barack Obama
Preceded byRoy D. Bridges Jr.
Succeeded byStephen G. Jurczyk
Personal details
Born1962/1963 (age 55–57)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
University of Central Florida

Lesa B. Roe is an American aerospace engineer who currently serves as the Chancellor of the University of North Texas System.[1] Prior to becoming chancellor, Roe served as the Acting Deputy Administrator of NASA from January 20, 2017 to September 30, 2017, and was the Deputy Associate Administrator from May 1, 2014 to September 30, 2017. Roe has also served as the Director of NASA Langley Research Center from 2005 to 2014, the first woman to hold that position. She previously served as the center's Deputy Director from June 2004 until being named Director in October 2005.[2] Roe in totality served 32 years at NASA, managed the employment of over 17,000 employees with a budget of 19.6 billion.[3]

She received her bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida, and her master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida.[2]

Roe has received many awards, including the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and YWCA Women of Distinction in Space and Technology honor.[4]


  1. ^ "NASA power player will become new University of North Texas boss". Dallas News. 2017-08-17. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  2. ^ a b NASA - Langley Center Director Lesa B. Roe
  3. ^ "NASA's Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Lesa B. Roe, named sole finalist for UNT System Chancellor position | News| University of North Texas". news.unt.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  4. ^ "Chancellor Lesa Roe | UNT System". www.untsystem.edu. Retrieved 2018-03-02.