Dr. Leah Fulton

Vice President for Student Success


Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in African American Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
B.A., Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Leah comes to Trinity with a B.A. from Ball State University, an M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, and a  Ph.D. in Higher Education with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Leah’s Ph.D. research explores the history of Black women in doctoral education and the experiences of Black mother doctoral students. Her secondary area of research explores the experience of students and adjunct faculty of color in leadership education.

Leah has over a decade of higher education experience, primarily in student affairs, beginning at Wheaton College. She has served as Assistant Dean of Students for the University of St. Thomas and as Associate Dean for Intercultural Student Programs and Services at Bethel University. She is also the founder and principal consultant for Project 51, which serves leaders and not-for-profit organizations seeking to grow in their approach to justice, to belonging, to equity, and to diversity.

“My commitment to student success centers on the collaboration between student affairs and academics. Success is more than graduation; college is a place where students learn and grow in preparation for life beyond this place. The roles of faculty and staff allow us the opportunity to contribute to student formation in and outside of the classroom intellectually, interpersonally, and vocationally,” said Fulton.

Leah is energized by the possibilities at Trinity as a uniquely Christian college. “At Trinity we have an amazing opportunity to present the gospel in all that we do to students who may have not heard the gospel presented in this way,” said Fulton.