Matt Banks serves as the Coordinator of Multicultural Programs and LGBT Student Services at Missouri State University. In this role, Matt provides direct support services, including advising, programming, and resource referral, for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, asexual/aromantic, or other gender and sexual minorities (LGBTQ+). They also create unique programs and trainings to help students, faculty, and staff understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ identified individuals in order to create a sustained commitment to gender and sexual equity. Matt holds a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Dramatic Arts from Rice University. Matt is housed in the Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center Annex in the lower level of Freddy House.
Meet the LGBTQ+ Resource Center Staff
Thatcher Graham Fitzgerald
Programming Aide, LGBTQ+ Student Services
Thatcher Graham Fitzgerald is a second year Cell and Molecular Biology student and serves as the LGBTQ+ Programming Aide for LGBTQ+ Student Services at Missouri State University. He assists in both planning and facilitating events and programs for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center as well as Multicultural Services. He has worked at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center since August of 2018 and helps those whom identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and/or other sexual orientation and gender identity minorities. Thatcher is committed to advancing LGBTQ+ equality and equity, particularly in healthcare fields such as psychiatry and HIV prevention. Thatcher is always available - if not in person than by email - for any member of the Missouri State community seeking assistance, resources, or referrals. He is willing to help any and all in any way that he can or appropriately refer individuals to the proper staff member to best assist them. Thatcher is housed in the Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center Annex in the lower level of Freddy House.
Contact Thatcher about the following programs/information:
- LGBTQ+ Student Organizations (including Spectrum, Advocates, and Melaqueer)
- LGBTQ+ Resource Requests and Referrals
- LGBTQ+ Healthcare Providers in the Springfield and Southwest Missouri area
- LGBTQ+ History, Particularly Missouri and Ozarks History
- Accessibility to PrEP®, Sexual/Reproductive Wellness Resources, and Mental Health Providers