Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President for Governmental Relations, Missouri State University
Ryan has been in his role since July 2014. He is responsible for facilitating the university’s achievement of its state and federal legislative agendas and coordinating the governmental relations activities of the university. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, he served as legal counsel for Missouri State University for almost four years. Before arriving at Missouri State, Ryan was an associate at Husch Blackwell, LLP and a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Richard E. Dorr. DeBoef received his law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in 2001 from Evangel University with majors in government and public administration.