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Duane Havard '90

Duane Havard '90



Michael L. Faust Center for Alumni and Friends


814.490.0028 (cell)
660.562.1990 (fax)

Director of Alumni Relations


  • B.S. Broadcasting Major with Music Minor, Northwest Missouri State University, 1990


I grew up in the small town of Moravia, Iowa, and started college at Northwest in 1986 where I completed my bachelor’s degree in broadcasting with a minor in music in 1990. I worked for the Northwest Admissions office for three years after graduation, recruiting students in the St. Louis area. In October 2021, after 26 years working for the Boy Scouts of America in Nebraska, Maine and Erie, Pennsylvania, I was given the chance to move back to Mayville to work for my alma mater.  

As a student at Northwest, I participated in Celebration, Tower Choir, University Chorale, spun records at KDLX radio station and was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity. I enjoyed intramural sports and also worked for the University grounds department mowing lawns and shoveling snow.

My wife, Polly, is a 1987 graduate of Northwest, and she retired from teaching music in Lone Jack, Missouri, in 2018. Polly and I shared the music department stage in college and we were lucky enough to become permanent dance partners when we married in 2018. In our free time, we enjoy riding our motorcycle and visiting our three adult kids and the rest of our family in Maine, Iowa and Missouri.

As director of alumni relations, I am involved in supporting alumni chapters, coordination of on-campus and off-campus alumni events and providing support to the Northwest Alumni Association Board of Directors.