Paige Leonard

Assistant Director

Paige Leonard is the Assistant Director of the Marshall University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (iCenter), part of the Lewis College of Business and the Brad D. Smith Schools of Business.

Previously, she served as a Multimedia Intern for Marshall University’s Office of University Communications. Leonard has also held internships with Barnes Health, a strategic healthcare communications firm, and Coalfield Development Corporation, in which she applied design thinking principles to the non-profit’s personal development model.

Leonard has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications (public relations) from Marshall University. During her undergraduate tenure, she served in various leadership capacities, including a Presidential Ambassador, Student Government Association Senator, President of the American Marketing Association, Director of her senior public relations capstone, and Vice President of her sorority. Leonard is a recipient of the Outstanding Service to Marshall University award, Marshall University’s Outstanding Undergraduate Advertising/Public Relations Student, and Marshall University’s Greek Life Woman of the Year. Leonard received a master’s degree in business administration in April 2022.

A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Leonard‘s passion lies in helping her university, community, and state thrive through business innovation and entrepreneurship.