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Chief of staff leaving the university


Ryan DeBoef announced today he is leaving Missouri State University for a new position in the private industry. He has been a member of the university’s leadership team since 2014.

DeBoef is leaving to become a named partner at Hahn | DeBoef Government Relations. His last day will be Jan. 31. He will continue to represent the university as part of the contract lobbying team.

DeBoef has been with the university since 2011, first as legal counsel in the office of general counsel. He was promoted to chief of staff/assistant to the president for governmental relations in 2014.

He led efforts to pass and defend against passage of many pieces of policy legislation each year in the Missouri General Assembly. He also led efforts to secure operating and capital appropriations for Missouri State.

“Ryan has been a tremendous advocate for Missouri State, successfully representing MSU in Jeff City on both policy and capital appropriations,” said MSU President Clif Smart. “I’m excited for him as he moves in a new direction. I know he will continue to be a force in the state of Missouri.”

Search for replacement begins soon

The president has begun looking for DeBoef’s replacement.

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