Harry Hawkins , MS

Director
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center

Harry Hawkins is an advocacy and higher education professional seasoned in creating community partnerships, developing and delivering educational campaigns and programs, and spearheading organizational priorities.  He previously served as the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ first LGBTQ+ Coordinator. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the LGBT Center at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Harry has a long and successful history in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.  He completed his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Mississippi State University, where he and his peers founded the university’s first Safe Zone program.  Harry was active in promoting social justice efforts on campus and in his community.   After completing his MS at Mississippi State, Harry went on to work for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ and civil rights organization.  He spent three years as the HRC Field Coordinator in their Mississippi field office, where he energetically worked to promote LGBTQ+ advocacy initiatives to achieve LGBTQ+ equality.