DONAL BUCKNER began working for the University of Missouri in 2015 as the coordinator of transfer admissions. He joined the Missouri School Journalism in 2018. Prior to working at MU, Buckner was an adviser for a Missouri community college. Before entering into higher education, he worked for over a decade as area director for Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
Buckner grew up in mid-Missouri where he received a bachelor of arts from the University of Central Missouri and a master of education in special education from Central Methodist University. He is currently pursuing an educational specialist degree in online education at Mizzou.
Buckner’s favorite quote is from Minor Myers Jr. “Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go in the world and do good.” When he is not at work, Buckner enjoys traveling to different parts of the country, playing golf, spending time with his wife, family and friends, barbecuing, and trying different spots for that unique cocktail.
Updated: July 27, 2019