Office of Leadership Development Staff

About Our Staff

Our staff is made up of student workers, volunteers and full time employees. Each person has a variety of programs to manage and hold office hours in the Center for Student Involvement (inside the Student Center on the second level). Use the tabs on the left to read more about each staff member. If you need to get a hold of us, give us a call at 573-882-8585 or email us at

Student Workers

Our office hires a number of students workers through the Federal Work Study Program. If you have work study funds and would like to work for us, email

Jayme Gardner

Leadership Development Coordinator

Jayme was raised in Lawton, OK and received her undergraduate degree in Strategic Communication at The University of Missouri. She then earned a Master of Education degree in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Missouri. Jayme now oversees a number of initiatives, including the marketing for the Office, advising LEAD Peer Educators, coordinator the Emerging Leaders Program, teaching the Chancellor’s Leadership Class, advising the Women’s Leadership Conference and the Social Justice Symposium, and handling the Leadership Certificate Program.


Kelsey Kupferer

Venture Out Coordinator

Kelsey is the Coordinator for Venture Out. She graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Sociology, a Multicultural Certificate and an Honors Certificate. Kelsey formerly served as the Director of Leadership Development for Mizzou Alternative Breaks , the Program Coordinator for Diversity Peer Educators and the Graduate Assistant for Mizzou Alternative Breaks. Kelsey is received her Masters Degree in Public Affairs from the Truman School of Public Affairs in 2016.


Bryan Goers

MSA, Leadership Senior Coordinator

Bryan is a native of Washington, Missouri and holds a Bachelors Degree from University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) and a Masters Degree from the University of Missouri through the Truman School of Public Affairs. He currently oversees the Missouri Students Association and helps with various Leadership & Service programs.