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Leadership

In March, undergraduate students at the University of Missouri vote to elect the President and Vice-President of the student government.

The elected officials appoint the executive cabinet in the following weeks. These student leaders oversee many departments within the association, as well as the 11 auxiliaries MSA provides.

The ASUM president manages relations between state and federal officials, but is not appointed by the current administration.

Nathan Willett

President

Email: msapresident@mail.missouri.edu

Nathan Willett is a senior Economics and Business major from Liberty, Missouri. Nathan enjoys sports, anything Mizzou, and spending time with friends and family. Nathan’s involvement at Mizzou includes serving on RAMS Steering Committee for two years, Missouri Students Association, and his fraternity, Sigma Chi’s, executive board, where he coordinated the largest philanthropic event in his fraternity’s history.

With his brother having played football at Mizzou, and both his mother and grandfather attending the university, black and gold runs deep through his veins. His love for Mizzou, and his drive to make a difference are a few of the traits that make inspire his work as MSA President.

Payton Englert

Vice President

Email: msavp@mail.missouri.edu

Payton Englert is a senior Health Sciences major from Savannah, Missouri. In her free time, Payton enjoys traveling and avoiding exercise at all costs. Payton’s future aspirations include pursuing a law degree, and continuing to be a voice for those who need to be heard the most.  Payton has been a leader on campus since her freshman year. She has served as an MSA senator for over two years, participated in Greek Week as a Steering Committee member, and was later named Director of Greek Week for the 2017 year. Volunteer work is something Payton is passionate about.  In addition to serving on Mizzou Wishmaker’s Executive Board she is also active with Special Olympics and her Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Payton’s genuine spirit and passion for people sets her apart from the rest. With relationships at the forefront of the Tigers Together administration, Payton is most excited to bring every Tiger to the table and lift up the voices of students from all corners of campus.

Christopher Dade

ASUM President

Email: cmdade@mail.missouri.edu

Leslie Parker

Chief of Staff

Email: lapmr6@mail.missouri.edu

Leslie is a senior from Plano, Texas studying strategic communication and political science. The first in her family to attend the University of Missouri, she fell in love with the university the moment she took her first tour of campus. Now, as a student Leslie shares this same love by serving on Tour Team and leading visiting students around campus. Leslie first got involved with MSA her freshman year. Throughout her 3 years in student government, Leslie has served as a Senator on the Student Affairs Committee, Legislative Chief of Staff, and the Secretary of Auxiliaries. As the Executive Chief of Staff, Leslie is most excited to bring the Tigers Together platform to life and stand up for students from all corners of campus.

Adriene Davidson

Deputy Chief of Staff

Email: atdwx3@mail.missouri.edu

Adrienne is a junior from St. Charles, Missouri studying strategic communications with a minor in both business and sociology. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority and involved with Mizzou DECA. She’s super excited to be deputy chief of staff this year and is looking forward to working hard and having fun with the rest of the executive cabinet.

Ariel Sierra

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Email: aes383@mail.missouri.edu

Ariel is a senior from Chesterfield, Missouri. She is studying sociology with minors in leadership and Public Service, women and gender studies, and journalism. During her time at Mizzou, she has been involved in Kappa Delta sorority, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, MUTV, Summer Welcome, and Residential Life. Ariel is excited to make Mizzou a more inclusive campus and bring marginalized voices to the spotlight.

Tyler Parton

Director of Student Activities

Email: tylerparton@mail.mizzou.edu

Tyler is a junior business major from Jefferson City, Missouri. During his time at Mizzou he has been involved with the Department of Student Activities, STRIPES, and Mizzou Alternative Breaks. As Director of Student Activities, Tyler is excited to collaborate with other student leaders on campus and be surrounded by a network of strong ideas. He also wants to work with the department and administrators on campus to bring exciting events to campus and bring new ideas to the programming boards here at Mizzou.

J.T. Yuratovich

Director of Student Communications

Email: jtytk5@mail.missouri.edu

JT is a senior here at the University of Missouri from St. Joseph, Missouri studying mass media communications and information technology. During his time at the University of Missouri, he’s been active in Phi Kappa Theta fraternity, Camp Kesem Mizzou, and MSA senate. As the Director of Communications he is excited to make communications between MSA and students a two way street.

Justin McDonald

Director of Student Services

Email: jrmmdb@mail.missouri.edu

Justin is currently a senior from Kellar, TX and is studying business management and international relations. During his time at Mizzou he had served as the Philanthropy & Community Service chairman of his fraternity, on the Greek Week Steering committee, and on the student fee review committee.He is most excited to advocate for our 11 auxiliaries,and to provide MU students with the services they need in order to have that safe and exciting college experience we all strive to find. 

Alex Higginbotham

Secretary of Policy and Advocacy

Email: akhzt2@mail.missouri.edu

Alex is a senior from Kansas City, Missouri. He’s double majoring in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in History and a Certificate in Constitutional Democracy. He joined MSA his freshman year as a Senator and went on to serve as the Chairman of the Campus and Community Relations Committee.  In addition, he has held internships in the office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Attorney General, and the Missouri House of Representatives. As Secretary of Policy and Advocacy, Alex is most excited to help shape and push for policies and initiatives at the city, state, and even national level that can make a real difference in the lives of Mizzou students.