UNK’s Dustin Favinger selected for Nebraska Chamber’s Leadership Nebraska

Dustin Favinger
Dustin Favinger

LINCOLN – Dustin Favinger, director of the College of Business and Technology Career Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska Class XII.

A Nebraska Chamber of Commerce and Industry program, Leadership Nebraska was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders across the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska. Participants are from different regions of the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents. All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebraska and its future.

Favinger holds an MBA and M.A.Ed. with an emphasis in Sports Administration from UNK, and a B.S. in Sports Administration from UNK. He also has certifications as a Dave Ramsey Financial Coach and Gallup Entrepreneurial Talent Coach.

Favinger is involved with UNK Staff Senate, East Brooke Homeowners Association, Kearney High School Small Learning Community CORE Assessment team, Leadership UNK, Kearney Little League, Kearney Area United Way and is a Leadership Kearney graduate.

Leadership Nebraska consists of six sessions covering key Nebraska issues, including economic development, health care, education, agriculture, government and policy development. Class XII begins with an orientation in June and will conclude in February 2020 with a commencement in Lincoln. Sessions are conducted at various locations across the state.

In addition to Favinger, four other Kearney residents have been selected to Leadership Nebraska, including:
Justin Gould, Black Hills Energy;
Derek Rusher, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce;
Melissa Scott-Pandorf, KBRWyle-Houston; and
Marsha Wilkerson, BD Construction.