Leila Ritchie Mize received her BSHE in 1924 and MS in 1930 from the University of Georgia.
A pioneer extension leader in Georgia, having been appointed the first Home Demonstration Agent in Jackson County in 1916.
Was one of the first four District Home Demonstration Agents (1917-24), a State Home Demonstration Agent (1924-33) and served as State Extension Specialist (1933-49).
An active leader in the formation and development of the Georgia State Home Demonstration Council.
Charter member of the Georgia Home Economics Association.
Memberships included Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Upsilon Omicron and Epsilon Sigma Phi Honor Societies.
Active member of the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs, United Daughters of the Confederacy, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Daughters of American Colonists.