20 Under 40: Stead Halstead

Director of Technical and Physical Operations

Bushnell University

The last several years have marked incredible growth for myself and Bushnell University. I am honored to receive this award, and recognize that all project success that I’ve enjoyed over the last several years has been possible due to the incredible teamwork around the university and a willingness to try new things together.

Bushnell University is in an exciting chapter of physical, program and business process growth that will further improve the way that it serves students and this community. I love being part of an organization that cares for the whole person in our students, and that employees at all levels have opportunities to participate in their personal, professional, and faith development.

My faith community at North Park Community Church has provided incredible opportunities to serve our local community through food initiatives at local schools. Eugene has also proved a great jump off place for launching students into service for the university around the country and world. I’m thankful to have served in downtown San Francisco and Houston with student teams.

My favorite leadership quote is by Henry Ford – “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re probably right”. I’ve found that life and business is full of unexpected situations for which there is no exact playbook. Going in with the right attitude of possibility is the right first step toward success.