Leah Lattimore is NYU’s assistant vice president for inclusive global student leadership and engagement and oversees the University’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (and its LGBTQ+ Center. She began her career at CBS and Citigroup, but with the 2008 recession looming she altered her professional trajectory and became the senior associate director of multicultural and global programs at NYU—a position that allowed her to have an impact on the post-graduation success of university students. In this new role, Leah focused on supporting historically underrepresented students at NYU and increasing their career opportunities in a range of sectors. She established NYU Shanghai’s Career Development Center, serving as its deputy director, and began supporting NYU’s university-wide inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity initiatives as the director of CMEP. Leah earned her BA in English and MA in Higher Education from NYU and is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Why is it important for you to serve on the board?
MCS is truly a phenomenal institution and one that I want to not only sustain and support but grow to increase access and opportunity across the city.