Jeff Severin was hired as the first director of of the Center for Sustainability in January 2007. He has worked at the University of Kansas since 2004, managing the recycling program prior to his appointment with CFS. During his tenure at the Center, he has coordinated the development of a campus sustainability plan and helped launch new initiatives addressing campus sustainability including campus beautification, faculty development, and student leadership programs.
Before coming to KU, Jeff served as Field Coordinator for the Kansas StreamLink program of the Kaw Valley Heritage Alliance, where he focused on K-12 watershed education and stewardship. He remains connected to environmental education as Past President of the Board of Directors for the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a Master of Urban Planning with an emphasis in Environmental Planning.