Meet the LGBTQ+ Resource Center Staff

Matt Banks PortraitMatt Banks

Coordinator, Multicultural Programs and LGBT Student Services
Pronouns: they/them/theirs/theirself/Mx.
mbanks@missouristate.edu
 

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.

Contact Matt about the following programs:
LGBTQ+ Pride Month
Women's HERstory Month
Asian Heritage Month
Diversity Education (including Safe Zone)
LGBTQ+ Students Organizations (including Spectrum, Advocates, and Melaqueers)
LGBTQ+ Resource Requests and Referrals

Aryne Say PortraitAryne Say

Programming Aide, LGBT+ Student Services
Co-President, Spectrum
Co-President, Melaqueer
Pronouns: they/them/theirs/theirself/Mx.
Say1767@live.missouristate.edu
 

Aryne Say is the LGBTQ+ Student Services Programming Aide for Multicultural Programs at Missouri State University. They help with the events and programs for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center as well as with the Multicultural Services and serve on committees for heritage and pride months. They have worked at the LGBTQ+ Resource Center since August of 2015 and help people who identify as lesbian, bisexual, trans*, queer/questioning, asexual/aromantic, and other gende and sexual minorites (LGBTQ+). Aryne has an Individualized Major with an emphasis in LGBTQ+ Studies. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center is housed in the Mary Jean Price Walls Multicultural Resource Center Annex in the lower level of Freddy House.

Contact Aryne about:
Resources in the LGBTQ+ Resource Center
Getting involved with Spectrum
Getting involved with Melaqueer