EEO counseling

Equal Employment Opportunity counseling is available to University of Missouri Extension employees, former employees and applicants for employment who believe they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability or status as a protected veteran.

EEO counseling serves as a link between University of Missouri Extension administration and employees, former employees and applicants for employment in the discrimination complaint process. As the first point of contact, counselors attempt to resolve problems brought to their attention and assist administrators in resolving informal complaints through interviews and inquiries.

EEO counselor responsibilities 

  • Hear informal complaints
  • Assist administration in bringing information complaints to satisfactory resolution
  • Make report of complaints to Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
  • Assist complainant (if requested) in filing a formal complaint if not resolved by informal process

Protection of complainants, employees, witnesses and representatives from interference, intimidation and reprisal

All employees are to be free from any or all restraint, interference, coercion or reprisal on the part of the their associates or supervisors in making a complaint or appeal, in appearing as witnesses or in seeking information in accordance with these procedures. These principles apply with equal force after a complaint has been adjudicated. Should these principles be violated, the complainant may bring the facts to the attention of the AA/EEO officer so that appropriate action may be taken.

EEO counselors

Photo: Julie Middleton
 

Julie Middleton
AA/EEO Officer and
Director of Organizational Development
109 Whitten Hall
Columbia, MO 65203
573-882-3407
MiddletonJ@umsystem.edu

Photo: Sharen Hunt
 

Sharen Hunt
4-H Youth Specialist

Urban Region
425 Main St.
Platte City, MO 64079
816-747-3193
HuntS@missouri.edu

 

Photo: Shatomi Luster

Shatomi Luster
Family Financial Education Specialist

Urban Region
2700 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64127
816-482-5850
LusterS@missouri.edu

Photo: Kathy Macomber

Kathryn Macomber
Business Specialist

West Central
801 East 12th St.
Lamar, MO 64759
417-682-3579
MacomberK@missouri.edu

Photo: Julianne Royse

Julianne Royse
FNP/EFNEP Coordinator


East Central Region
2436 Tanner Bridge Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-634-2824
RoyseJ@missouri.edu

Photo: Jody Squires

Jody Squires
Urban Youth Specialist

Urban Region
724 N. Union
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-367-2585
SquiresJ@missouri.edu

Photo: Georgia Stuart-Simmons

Georgia Stuart-Simmons
Community Development Specialist

West Central Region
135 W. Market
Warrensburg, MO 64093
816-747-3193
StuartSimmonsG@missouri.edu

 Photo: Jessica Trussell

Jessica Trussell
Human Development and Family Studies Specialist

Northwest Region
2881 Grand Dr., Ste. 2
Chillicothe, MO 64601
660-646-0811
trusselljl@missouri.edu

Photo: Lisa Wallace

Lisa Wallace
Human Development Specalist

West Central Region 

100 W. Franklin, Room 16
Clinton, MO 64735
660-885-5556
wallacel@missouri.edu
 

Photo: Deborah Whiston

Deborah Whiston
Family Financial Education Specialist

Northeast Region
111 E. Court, Ste. 10
Kahoka, MO 63445
660-727-3339WhistonD@missouri.edu