Tracy Purinton provides general administrative oversight of the Leadership Center and plays a key role in the ongoing strategic and operational advancement of MIT Sloan’s leadership development initiatives.  Tracy provides a school-wide vantage point of the existing and emerging leadership development activities relevant to the MIT Sloan’s mission and ensures the identification and use of best practices and consistency across degree programs.  Her goal is to create an effective infrastructure to enable each degree program to focus on their specific audiences and program components while most effectively leveraging shared purpose to ensure consistency of practice, resource management, and maximum impact of efforts with regards to student leadership development.

Tracy has worked in university student services for more than 20 years and has been at MIT since 2000.  She spent her first 9 years at MIT serving in various roles in MIT’s Division of Student Life (DSL) before joining the MIT Leadership Center in 2009.   Prior to MIT, she has worked at Boston University, Simmons College and Harvard University.  Tracy has significant experience in curriculum development, program design and delivery, coaching, student development and advising.   Tracy has a B.A. from Middlebury College and a Master of Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.