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Sustainability Director Announcement

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UBS is pleased to announce that Audrey McSain, currently Sustainability Program Manager in the Office of Sustainability, has been promoted to the position of Sustainability Director. Audrey’s role will encompass many of the responsibilities previously held by Katharine Targett Gross, who recently departed Lehigh for a position in the private sector.

Audrey joined Lehigh’s Office of Sustainability in 2019 as the program manager and has become instrumental in engaging campus through events, programming, and effective communication strategies that support Lehigh’s Sustainability Strategic Plan 2030. During her time as program manager, Audrey developed and implemented Lehigh’s first EcoCoin Program, supported the Hungry Hawks platform development, managed the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market, and led the Eco-Rep Leadership Program. Audrey’s program management skills have not only elevated the standing of sustainability across campus, it has engaged students, faculty and staff throughout the months of remote learning and work. 

In her role as Sustainability Director, Audrey will be responsible for ongoing Sustainability Strategic Plan implementation, sustainability staff management, and developing new and exciting ways to better engage Lehigh Alumni and the community in sustainability topics, best practices, and goals. She will continue to work closely with staff and offices in other units such as LU Facilities, Lehigh Dining, Purchasing Services, Housing Services, Transportation and Parking Services, the Office of Residence Life, Development and Alumni Relations and the Lehigh Sustainability Council.