A-M Graduate Michael Christen Selected to Leadership Nebraska
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce that Michael Christen has been selected to participate in Leadership Nebraska Class XIV.
Michael began his career at the University of Nebraska at Kearney as the Assistant Director of Business Services in 2016. In 2018, he was promoted to the Director of Business Services and also took on the role of Executive Director of the University Village Development Corporation of Kearney. In these roles, he oversees insurance, risk management, dining, bookstore, spirit shop, vending, banking, and concessions operations. In relation to the University Village development, he manages the recruitment of investors/developers, provides strategic direction, and oversees the daily policies, operations, and success of the site and its tenants. Michael received the University of Nebraska KUDOS award in June 2021, the highest award given to a university staff member.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Finance Minor from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, graduated with honors and was an Honors Program graduate. He received his Master of Business Administration with a Supply Chain/Marketing Emphasis from the University of Kansas and graduated with honors.
Michael serves as an area representative on the Diocese of Grand Island Bishop's Pastoral Council and leads and directs the "Called" Faith Program for junior and senior high boys. He has served as a religious education teacher, retreat director, and a faith formation committee member for the Diocese of Grand Island. He participated in Leadership Kearney and mentored for the TeamMates Mentoring Program of Kearney. Originally from Anselmo, he grew up working on the family ranch with his three siblings and extended family.
Leadership Nebraska was founded in 2006 to identify current and emerging leaders throughout the state, enhance their leadership skills and deepen their knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing Nebraska.
Participants have been selected from across the state and possess varied backgrounds and diverse talents. All candidates have demonstrated an abiding interest in Nebraska and its future.
The nine-month program covers a broad range of key Nebraska issues, including economic development, workforce and education, agriculture and environment, health care, education, government and policy development.
“If we’re going to compete and win in the race for new families, talent, innovation and community development over the next five to 10 years, we need strong, informed and connected leaders to help us go the distance,” said Bryan Slone, Nebraska Chamber President. “We’re pleased to welcome such a high-caliber group, from across the state into the program.”
* Content taken from Press Release provided by the Nebraska Chamber Foundation