About the Donors

About the Donors

George and Susan Haddix of Omaha are generous philanthropists and ardent supporters of Creighton University. George grew up in Omaha and graduated in 1957 from Omaha North High School, the same alma mater as his first wife, Sally, who died in 2008. George and Susan, introduced by a mutual friend, were married three years ago.

Susan has been an active volunteer in the Omaha community, with a particular passion for foster care and education. “Education, for me, is the best thing to give to this community to change lives,” she says. Susan is a member of the Creighton Board of Trustees.

George earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Creighton in 1966 while working for the Army Corps of Engineers, and taught math at Creighton from 1969 to 1971. “For two and a half years, I was on the faculty at Creighton,” he says. “I loved it. I was also doing consulting work, and the tail started wagging the dog.”

He formed his own consulting company, building mathematical models for everything from “water to garbage systems.” He served as chairman, CEO and president of Applied Communications and president and CEO of U.S. West Network Systems Inc. before cofounding software services companies CSG Holdings and CSG Systems in 1994. He retired after serving as president and CEO of PKWARE Holdings and PKWARE. George was named to the Omaha Business Hall of Fame in 2011 and is a Creighton trustee emeritus. He also received the 2016 Alumni Achievement Citation, the highest all-University award given to Creighton alumni.