Sean Olmstead has served as the Coordinator of the LGBTQ Resource Center since June, 2015. Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Sean attended Boise State University where he studied Marketing, and was involved in student government, fraternity/sorority life, and student leadership programs. He later attended Texas State University, where he received a Masters in Education in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Sean’s role is to oversee all operations, programs, and staff of the LGBTQ Resource Center, serve as a resource for departments on issues of gender/sexual orientation, and support the university’s role in welcoming and graduating LGBTQ and ally students. Sean is passionate about making higher education and organizations accessible to LGBTQ individuals,
Contact Sean if you have questions about the LGBTQ Resource Center, requesting a representative from the center speak at your class/student organization/group, LGBTQ student success, or how to plan a trip to his home state of Alaska
NiK joined the LGBTQ Resource Center in the summer of 2018, serving as the Graduate Assistant. They recently graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, and are currently a student in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Masters program at Mizzou. When asked why they want to work in the LGBTQ Resource Center, NiK said “I was extremely involved on campus in undergrad and came out to those around me during that time. Through that experience, I realized a passion inside of myself to guarantee those that come after me have an easier time. I want to help provide space for LGBTQ+ students to find their voice while also finding a home.” They are passionate about making sure students feel comfortable being their authentic self both inside the center and on campus, and are always happy to meet with students.
Contact NiK if you have questions about the Proud Tigers Mentorship Program, getting involved as an LGBTQ student, or their favorite tabletop games!
The LGBTQ Resource Center relies on the talents of many students: some student coordinators who oversee events and major operations of the center and some volunteer and work study students who assist with front desk operations. Interested in joining? We open applications usually each semester, or email us at email@example.com