Krista Bailey has been appointed the director of the Center for a Sustainable Future (CSF) at Indiana University South Bend. She takes over for Mike Keen who is retiring after 30 years of teaching and service at IU South Bend. Keen founded the CSF in 2008.
Bailey served as assistant director of the CSF from 2012 to 2014. She went on to serve as the sustainability coordinator in the Office of Sustainability for the City of South Bend. As the director of CSF, Bailey is responsible for developing and implementing campus-community sustainability projects and providing community education and resources around sustainability issues and initiatives. As a graduate student at IU South Bend, Bailey helped Keen create the CSF and build the curriculum of the Sustainability Studies program at IU South Bend.
“I know the program is in good hands with Krista,” said Keen. “She has been with the Center every step of the way.” Keen is leaving the university but will remain involved in the sustainability movement in South Bend that he helped create. He will serve as a consultant on sustainability issues and initiatives through his new company Thrive Michiana LLC.
Bailey has been serving in the position since January as Keen brings to a close his last semester at IU South Bend. In addition to her role as director of CSF, she is a lecturer at IU South Bend and teaches three courses. Bailey has a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from IU South Bend and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biology from IU Bloomington.
For more information on the Center for a Sustainable Future at IU South Bend go to https://www.iusb.edu/csfuture/index.php