Our Deep Respect for Jim McLeod

So many of us were saddened and mourn the loss of Jim McLeod. Mackey Mitchell had the opportunity to work with Jim for over fifteen years on residential life projects at the Washington University in St. Louis campus. Jim served the University since 1974 as Vice Chancellor of Students and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. In his nearly 20 years of service, he was an inspiration to everyone involved in the development of the university’s residential college program.  The needs of student residents were always a priority for him and led to important student-focused places such as Ursa’s cafe, the Village, South 40 House, and  Cornerstone & College Hall.  Those who worked most closely with him said he was an amazing “superman,” who calmly and quietly got things done.  He will truly be missed by all of us who had the good fortune to work with him over the years.