Headshot of Ryan Gavin

Strategic Communications Manager

406 Jesse Hall
573-882-1217
gavinr@missouri.edu


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 a strategic communications manager.

What committees, professional organizations or other groups do you serve on?
Staff Advisory Council
MIZ-OUT staff and faculty LGBTQ organization — secretary
Green Dot program educator through RSVP Center
Civil Rights & Title IX equity resolution panelist and adviser
Coordinated Campus Communicators
Ex officio member of Mizzou Black History Month and MU Celebrates MLK committees
Digital Accessibility Working Group
Digital Standards
Inclusion and Digital Literacy Working Group
Enrollment Management Cluster
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).