Liberal Studies congratulates Leah Lattimore, NYU’s Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Global Student Leadership and Engagement, for being selected as the inaugural recipient of the Liberal Studies Alumni Ambassador Award! Her outstanding administrative and professional performance and inclusive leadership have catapulted the University priority to advance inclusion, diversity, belonging and equity goals.
This award is presented to a proud NYU Liberal Studies alumnus of the LS Core or the Global Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree. It honors dedication and meaningful impact within the Liberal Studies community as well as engagement, innovation, service and/or creative practice in addressing global challenges. The honoree demonstrates an exemplary commitment to Liberal Studies, NYU and global communities.
With an exceptional 12-year NYU career rooted in inclusive and innovative leadership, Leah now oversees the University’s Center for Multicultural Education and Programs (CMEP) and its LGBTQ+ Center within the Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation. Leah daily supports current students, staff and faculty by providing essential resources and outlets to those in need, particularly marginalized groups, including but not limited to: People of Color (including highlighting anti-Asian / Asian American racism), People with Disabilities, LGBTQ+ communities, Low-income communities, and working artists. She has had a deep impact on the post-graduation success of university students, including supporting historically underrepresented students at NYU and increasing their career opportunities in a range of sectors.
Leah transitioned from NYU Liberal Studies (General Studies) in '02 and into the College of Arts and Science, where she earned her BA in English & American Literature, with a Law & Society minor, in '04. She then went to Steinhardt for her Higher Education & Student Affairs MA '10. She’s currently pursuing her EdD Higher Education Administration, also from Steindhardt.