Adam Pfost

Assistant Dean for Finance & Operations


Adam Pfost is the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations and has over a decade of experience in public finance, administration, and strategic planning.  Adam’s professional passion is in the space where strategic priorities and sound resource planning meet. 

Prior to joining the College of Fine Arts, Adam served in the University of Wisconsin Office of Budget and Planning, UW Heath Regional Strategy and Development Office, and City of Madison Planning Department. He also served on the Board of Directors for StageQ, a local theater company celebrating inclusive plays, and the Bartell Theater in Madison. Adam has a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and a Master of Public Administration.

Adam is originally from Idaho and is thrilled to live near the mountains and family again. Adam and his husband enjoy finding vintage road signs, carnival food on a stick, and roadside attractions. Some of their favorites are the world’s heaviest ball of twine, Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron, and the House on the Rock.