Mary Leuci, Director

Prior to accepting her current position, she served as assistant dean of the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and community development program director for University of Missouri Extension. Under her leadership, numerous new collaborative and innovative programs were developed. She lead a national effort for program evaluation and impact in extension community resource and economic development.  She has been an active member and leader in the Community Development Society.  Dr. Leuci is co-founder of the MU’s Community Development Academy, and her research has focused on leadership and organizational learning.  She was inducted into the international Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship in 2015 and is a fellow of the Academy of Community APLU Food Systems Leadership Institute fellow and 2001 graduate of the National Extension Leadership Development program and 1990 National Center for Food and Agriculture Leadership Development program.

Leuci earned her B.S. in Agriculture, M.A. in Adult Education, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri.

Phone: 573.882.2937
Email: LeuciM {at} missouri(.)edu