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Leah Buffington

Leah Buffington

PhD Student, Higher Education Administration


In her role as Special Coordinator at the UT Tickle College of Engineering, Leah works to enhance the visibility of the college by implementing programs to ensure inclusivity and collaborate with deans, directors, department heads and faculty to fulfill the college’s strategic plan. She serves as project manager working closely with partners across campus and manages the Special Programs office, which includes oversight for 30+ annual projects and serving as college liaison to stakeholders throughout campus. 

Hobbies and Interests: Family, true crime podcasts, reading, supporting MS State Bulldogs


Women in leadership, organizational leadership, exploring critical feminist theory.


  • Associate of Arts, Jones County Junior College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Emphasis in Public Relations, Mississippi College
  • Master of Public Policy & Administration, Mississippi State University

Professional Service

Leah currently serves as Special Programs Coordinator for the UT Tickle College of Engineering.

Leah Buffington

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