Leah Merrifield

Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement and St. Louis College Readiness Initiatives

Leah Merrifield is Washington University’s associate vice chancellor for community engagement and St. Louis college readiness initiatives. She is responsible for cultivating, sustaining and advancing strategic university academic partnerships in the St. Louis region.

Previous Washington University positions held by Merrifield include serving as special assistant to the Chancellor for diversity initiatives, director of community relations, and director of MBA student services at the John M. Olin School of Business.

Leah Merrifield serves on the board of the St. Louis Minority Supplier Development Council, is a member of Barnes Jewish Hospital’s Nominations and Governance Board committee, and is chair of the board of College Bound Saint Louis.

Merrifield received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Master’s degree in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin.