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Meet Steven Bourassa

CBE Runstad Department of Real Estate’s new chair shares what drew him to the role and what excites him about the future. On August 8, Steven Bourassa joined the College of Built Environments as the Chair of the Department and the Jon and Judith Runstad Endowed Professor.

New Chair of the Runstad Advisory Board: Shannon Underwood

Shannon Underwood has been a member of the Runstad Advisory Board since 2014. She served on the Academic Committee, the Hiring Committee, and as chair of the Student Experience Committee before becoming Chair. She recognizes her good fortune in working with the distinguished real estate thought leaders on the Board who share her commitment to the next generation of real estate leaders.

Bringing Passion and Skill to Community Development

Genevieve recognized early on how powerfully the built environment shapes social communities, including impacts on health outcomes, equitable access to economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and livability.  Through the Runstad Department, she obtained 3 internship positions in the affordable housing/community development field at Bellwether Housing, Enterprise Foundation, and Beneficial State Bank.