Gilbert Adkins is Administrator of the Central Region for Missouri State Outreach. He begins instilling the tenants of public affairs early on to recent high school graduates and non-traditional students. Among many public affairs activities, he has developed the MSU-Lebanon Student Ambassador Program that provides a small stipend for student engagement. In addition, he has been instrumental in establishing several local scholarships, all of which require engagement that reflects the public affairs mission. He is a valuable ambassador for MSU and its mission.