Leah McCormack joined the NAIA during the Eligibility Center’s inaugural year, helping to open the center as a Manager of Eligibility in 2010. She was instrumental in the creation of numerous policies and oversight of international eligibility. In 2012, Leah published the NAIA International Standards and in 2014 launched InCred, a credential evaluation service dedicated to assisting our member schools in recruitment of international students. She ascended to the role of Director of the eligibility center in 2014.
In 2017, Leah was named Vice President of Eligibility Services, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the NAIA Eligibility Center. She oversees 14 full-time and 30 seasonal team members, allowing her to merge her business acumen and leadership skills.
Before joining the NAIA, Leah worked in finance as well as community literacy through the One Book, One Chicago and America Reads Tudors programs. Leah earned an M.B.A. with a focus in managing and leading people from the UMKC Bloch School and a Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from DePaul University.
She is active on committees with Women Leaders in College Sports, serves as Annual Meeting Coordinator and is a published contributor and frequent presenter on international student-athlete topics for AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers), and remains active in Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community as a mentor for the Regnier Institute’s E-Scholar program.