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Jonathan PhotoJonathan Pryor
Coordinator for LGBTQIA Programs & Services
Office of Student Involvement

Jonathan received his Bachelors degree in Communication Studies and Religious Studies from the University of Kansas and his Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Missouri. Jonathan is currently completing coursework towards his PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at Mizzou, where his research interests focus on student leadership, involvement, and the LGBTQI college student experience.

Originally from southeast Kansas, Jonathan is thrilled to be in the Kansas City region! Having been an active LGBTQIA student leader at KU and regularly involved with multiple LGBTQIA organization, Jonathan is excited to be UMKC’s Coordinator for LGBTQIA Programs and Services.


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Alison Ayers
Graduate Assistant for LGBTQIA Programs & Services
Office of Student Involvement

Alison provides support to LGBTQIA Programs and Services, Student Organizations and other areas in the Office of Student Involvement. She received her Bachelor of Science in Convergent Media from Missouri Western State University in 2012 and she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at UMKC. At UMKC she has helped implement our Ally Campaign project, an effort to increase the visibility of our allies at UMKC.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, traveling, cooking and volunteering.