Our Mission

Student Life enriches the student experience and promotes life-long learning by fostering an inclusive community that will empower students to lead and serve through meaningful involvement. 


Our Vision

Healthy and Engaged Students: We will engage students in experiences that contribute to retention and student success.

Career Ready Graduates: We will intentionally prepare students for career readiness through facilitating experiential learning activities designed to contribute to personal and professional development.

Inclusivity and Lifetime Engagement: We will build an inclusive community through promoting involvement in diverse experiences designed to meet the needs of individual students, resulting in lifelong engagement as alumni.

Customer Focused Services: We will ensure the success of our primary customer, the student, through continual assessment and improvement of services delivered by a staff of quality professionals that are dedicated to excellence.


Our Service Philosophy

The Student Life staff takes pride in our commitment to contribute to a welcoming environment by making every effort to accommodate the needs of the campus community with integrity, quality, respect and friendly service!


‌Student Life Staff

John Gallagher
228C Havener Center
Phone: 573.341.4286
Email: gallagherjo@mst.edu

  • Comprehensive oversight of campus activities, recognized student organizations and Student Life programs

Alison Ayers
Assistant Director
229B Havener Center
Phone: 573.341.6697
Email: ayersar@mst.edu

  • Responsible for oversight of the fraternity and sorority community
  • Serves as primary advisor for the fraternity and sorority community
  • Advisor to IFC and Panhellenic Council

Jessica Haywood
Volunteerism and Greek Life
226 Havener Center
Phone: 573.341.7981
Email: haywoodj@mst.edu

  • Civic engagement & volunteer programming and support
  • Coordination of Miner Challenge Alternative Break Program
  • Advises Greek Independent Board and Order of Omega

Gracie Carroll
Business & Fiscal Services
228B Havener Center
Phone: 573.341.4295
Fax: 573.341.4125
Email: carrollg@mst.edu

  • Accounting/purchasing for RSO accounts
  • Accounting/purchasing for student activity fee funded activities and events 
  • RSO travel authorizations and reimbursements
  • Performance agreements, contracts, event insurance
Jonathan Affalter

Jonathan Affalter
Risk Managment Education 
227 Havener Center 
Phone: 573.341.4500 
Email: affalterj@mst.edu

  • Provide oversight of the club sports program and community
  • Develop ongoing recognized student organization training series
  • Provide support to the fraternity and sorority community through advisement and education
  • Co-Advise GAMMA (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol) and Student Union Board (SUB)

Jennifer Mueller
Program Administrator for Campus Engagement
229A Havener Center 
Phone: 573.341.6829
Email: muellerjr@mst.edu

  • Advise the Panhellenic Council
  • Advise the Peer Involvement Advisors 
  • Help students complete the process of starting new Registered Student Organizations