Krista Bailey new assistant director of IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future
Krista Bailey, of South Bend, has been appointed to a newly developed position of assistant director of the IU South Bend Center for a Sustainable Future. The announcement was made by center director Mike Keen.
Bailey completed her Master of Liberal Studies degree at IU South Bend in 2011 with a focus on sustainable food systems. She received her Bachelor of Arts in biology from Indiana University Bloomington in 1994. Previously, she served for two years as a graduate intern in the center.
Originally from the Columbus, Ohio, area, she graduated from West Lafayette High School in West Lafayette, Ind., and has lived in South Bend for 25 years.
Bailey brings more than 10 years as an environmental educator and community advocate to the position. She worked with the Elkhart EnviroCorps AmeriCorps National Service Program for five years, serving as director from 2001 to 2005.
"I am absolutely thrilled to be able to hire Krista to fill this position," Keen said. "Not only is she one of our own graduates, but she has spent the last two years helping to build the center and make it a success. We are lucky to have convinced someone of her caliber and with her background to continue to be a part of our team."
"The work of the center is very exciting to me," Bailey said. "We offer skills and resources that are innovative and forward thinking and that seek to improve our environment, economy and society. I consider it a privilege to be able to teach students and community members, and to provide the latest research and resources to the university and Michiana community."
For more information contact director Mike Keen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-514-2096