Two graduates from the School of Construction have risen to the top in their fields, and both returned to campus during the annual Construction Expo to share their expertise.

“It’s a special year when two PSU Construction alumni take over leadership of two of our key regional trade associations with many members that routinely hire our graduates,” said Jim Otter, director of the PSU School of Construction. “For them to return to campus for the expo to interact with students and pass on what they’ve learned is a bonus.”

Shawn Burnum

Shawn Burnum

Shawn Burnum (BST ‘94), a division manager with Performance Contracting Group, was named president for the Builders Association of Kansas City, an AGC of Missouri/Kansas City association, and serves on the board of AWCI, a nationwide board that represents 2,200 companies in the wall and ceiling industry.

Burnum, a native of Webb City, Missouri, recalled his class surveying the grounds on which the Kansas Technology Center was built.

Scott Casebolt

Scott Casebolt

Scott Casebolt (BST ‘99), vice president of Key Construction in Wichita, was named president of Associated General Contractors of Kansas (AGC-Kansas).

A native of Shawnee, Kansas, he spent his final two years on campus in the brand new KTC. His company has been recruiting at Pitt State for more than 20 years, and he’s from a family of PSU graduates.