Staff and Contact

Kennedy Mitchum, BS

As the Education and Programming Coordinator, Kennedy Mitchum (she/her) manages an array of programs and initiatives for the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center at the University of Missouri. Through her previous experience as a diversity fellow, she has developed effective hiring tactics and worked to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within the workplace by facilitating important dialogues on inclusion. As a student success coach within the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at Mizzou, Kennedy developed workshops and providing marginalized students with access to the resources necessary to succeed not only on campus, but in life. Additionally, she serves as co-advisor for the Legion of Black Collegians (LBC) and is pursuing her Master of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Katryna Sardis, MSW

Katryna Sardis (she/her) serves as the Assistant Director for Inclusive Engagement. Katryna oversees the Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center, the Mizzou Bystander Intervention Initiative, and co-leads the queer and trans employee resource Group, MIZ‐OUT. Additionally, Katryna is an adjunct faculty member for the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Missouri and is currently completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership.

In her role, Katryna supervises all interpersonal, including gender and identity based, violence case management services and peer education program for the campus. Katryna develops and facilitates professional development opportunities for campus and community members.

Katryna has presented at the American College of Health Association (ACHA) conference, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators conference (NASPA), Missouri Partners in Prevention, and US Department of Education on interpersonal violence prevention and diversity, equity and inclusion content.