Headshot of Ryan Gavin

Strategic Communications Manager

406 Jesse Hall

Educational background:
Bachelor of Journalism — University of Missouri (May 2007)

How long have you been at the university?
Gavin has been on staff at Mizzou since 2008. He served as a senior strategic communications associate from 2008-2016, founding and running the @Mizzou social media accounts. He joined the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity to start 2017 and is currently the division’s strategic communications manager.

What committees, professional organizations or other groups do you serve on?
Staff Advisory Council
MIZ-OUT staff and faculty LGBTQ organization — president
Green Dot program educator through RSVP Center
Civil Rights & Title IX equity resolution panelist and adviser
Communications and Marketing Leadership Committee
MU Celebrates MLK Committee
Digital Accessibility Advisory Board and Working Group
Inclusion and Digital Literacy Working Group
Mizzou Homecoming royalty, talent and parade judge
Mortar Board honor tap

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity adviser; alumni relations (former)
Mizzou Rockin’ Against Multiple Sclerosis judge (former)
Mizzou Idol judge (former)
Mizzou TransAction Team (former)
Resiliency Task Force (former)

Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri nonprofit board member

More about me:
Gavin is passionate about Mizzou and is proud to call Columbia his “home” since 2003, when he came to study journalism. He loves finding ways to give back to the university community and helping others find their own home here. In addition to his work and additional university involvement, Gavin enjoys presenting on the history of Mizzou. In his free time, he sings in choir, plays/cuddles with his adorable dog Herbie, and unwinds with games (both board and video).