portrait of Leslie Carbahal

Position Title

Capital Planning


Leslie is the Director of Capital Planning, a unit within Integrated Capital Planning.

Leslie leads a team of capital planners who plan for and steward investments in capital assets across the campus.  These include classrooms, offices, laboratories, specialized research facilities, housing, student support spaces, and infrastructure.  With enrollment growth and expanding programs, as well as an aging stock of existing buildings, the team helps guide the process of prioritizing investment of limited campus resources and advocating for funds from the State and other sources.  Capital planning annually updates the Capital Financial Plan, manages capital project approvals, and coordinates reporting to further the mission of education, research and community engagement throughout the campus. 

Leslie came to UC Davis as a Capital Analyst in 2011, after working in economic development and redevelopment at the cities of Davis and Pinole. This move was a return to campus for Leslie who received her Master’s Degree in Community Development from UC Davis in 2008.  Leslie holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.