Mr. Faison earned an M.F.A. in theatre from New York University and has performed in theatre, television and films. At IWU, he performed in many School of Theatre Arts productions, was an All-State tight end on IWU's football team, played tennis, was active in the Black Student Association and was a member of Theta Chi. Faison received the IWU Minority Alumni Network Award in 1996 and an H.PhD. in 2002. The text for his 2002 Commencement Address “Master of my Fate/Captain of my Soul” is available here; a video of the ceremony is available at

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