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Michael Faust, a 1974 alumnus, joined Northwest Missouri State University as visiting dean of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies, effective March 1, 2015.
Faust has more than 35 years with Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc., an employee-owned company based out of Omaha, Neb. Kiewit, a Fortune 500 company, generates revenues of about $12 billion and is one of the largest general contractors in the United States with significant operations in Canada and Australia.
Most recently, Faust served as assistant to the chairman. His expertise includes managing civic programs for Kiewit, administering charitable giving through the Kiewit Companies Foundation, speechwriting for executives, contributing editor for Kiewit’s quarterly magazine and as an instructor for Kiewit University.
Faust has been a volunteer for numerous non-profit organizations in the Omaha area, serving as director of the Omaha Community Foundation, United Way of the Midlands and Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the steering committee for Warren Buffett’s golf tournament to benefit children’s charities and was a longtime volunteer for the Henry Doorly Zoo’s membership campaign.
He is a passionate supporter of the University and has been a member of the Northwest Foundation Board of Directors since 2002, serving as president from 2008 to 2010, and now as advancement chair.
"It's an honor to be asked to serve Northwest in this new role," says Faust. "I look forward to working with our academic leadership team in improving an already great educational experience."