Shane Stinson, the guest relations coordinator for the Missouri Student Unions has worked at Mizzou for more than six years. He loves working for a university that has given so much to him.

“Mizzou helped craft the space for my growth,” Stinson said. “This university gave me the tools to accept and love myself. I love working at Mizzou because I get to be a part of creating that environment for other students and staff/faculty. Learning to embrace and love myself was a vital part of my journey and it is for other people who are on this campus. I believe creating a culture where people learn to embrace who they are fosters empowerment and authenticity. Being a part of that culture at Mizzou makes my work that much more meaningful.”

For those considering Mizzou as their home, either as a student or a staff member, Stinson encourages them to focus on making memories and finding your own niche. “This experience can be everything you want it to be. Mizzou will become your home and the love you feel for it will last a lifetime,” he said.