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Community Outreach & Leadership Development Staff

Ryan GipsonRyan Gipson

I graduated from Missouri State University in 2013 with my Bachelor’s in Organizational Communication. Since graduating, I have completed several internships at local nonprofit organizations here in Springfield and more recently finished an interim role at Missouri State in the Office of Student Engagement.  I started at Drury in the summer of 2015, so I am excited to hit the ground running. My passion for helping students grow and the Springfield community inspires me to help students become active citizens and find service projects that are beneficial to both them and our community. I hope you will come visit me to learn how you can serve in the community and how it will benefit you.

In my free time I enjoy movies, music, and anything outdoors. You can usually find me watching sports, especially baseball (GO CARDS!!) or enjoying the different activities and food in Springfield with friends.

I hope you’ll come meet me in the Findlay Student Center, room 117. You can also email me at to find out how you can get involved in the community and how our office can help!

Hannah Minchow-Proffitt
Graduate Assistant

I graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri in 2012 with majors in Non-Profit Leadership and Social Justice & Religious Studies. Since then, I worked at Westminster as the Fellow for Community Engagement & Service-Learning, and now I am enrolled in the Masters in Communication program here at Drury. When I was in college, I was heavily involved in a lot of community service and social justice programming, so this office is a great fit for me! When I’m not working or studying, you can find me at home taking care of my tortoise, Clark, or out in nature somewhere hiking, kayaking, canoeing, or camping. My roles at Drury have me coordinating many different projects in the office, from Soak Up Springfield to Drury Impact Project. Come visit me in the Findlay Student Center 117 or email me at to talk about how you can get involved with all of our activities!