Senior Director of Sustainability
Carol Mullaney is the senior director for the Office of Sustainability, assuming leadership responsibility in 2017, overseeing the strategic and managerial direction for the office. Working with the Office of Sustainability staff and interns, she focuses on partnerships with campus groups and individuals to advance the university's Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy.
Mullaney joined Notre Dame in 2010 as a founding member of the Continuous Improvement Office, focused on designing, leading, and fostering a culture that embraces continuous improvement and positive change to support Notre Dame’s mission. Under her leadership of that office beginning in 2011, many campus departments have achieved strategic targets, recaptured valuable time and delivered positive financial impact through engagement in the continuous improvement process. In addition, she is a concurrent instructor in the Mendoza College of Business, teaching a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course in the MBA program. She is also an instructor for the Moreau First-Year Experience course, a one-credit seminar for all first-year undergraduate students launched in the fall 2015 semester.
Mullaney was recognized as a “Leader of Change” in Higher Education in 2016 by NCCI, the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame in 2010, Mullaney spent ten years directing process improvement programs and leading strategic/executive level transformation projects for the Fortune 500 Company, Pitney Bowes.
Mullaney received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and also received an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She served on the Notre Dame Alumni Board from July 2001 to July 2004, the initial Steering committee for ND Women Connect, and currently, serves as Vice President/President-Elect for Higher Education's Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI).
Sustainability Program Manager
Caitlin Jacobs is the Sustainability Program Manager and provides remote project support for the Office of Sustainability from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role, Jacobs is responsible for efforts to measure and reduce the University’s greenhouse gas inventory, support academic partnerships, contribute to progress on key regional climate concerns, and develop future-facing initiatives aligned with the University’s Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy.
Jacobs joined the office in July 2018 as an Associate Program Manager with responsibility for student-facing outreach and engagement. Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Jacobs worked for the Center for Social Concerns as a community-based research assistant and supported the Minor in Sustainability program as a part-time program coordinator. Jacobs graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 with a B.A. in American Studies and a Minor in Sustainability.
Program Manager for Sustainable Operations
Greg Koehler is the Program Manager for Sustainable Operations for the Office of Sustainability. In this role, he fosters relationships between our operations and key campus stakeholders, with a particular focus on waste reduction, sustainability in Athletics, and the campus’ natural resources. Koehler joined the office in January, 2020 as the Associate Program Manager overseeing outreach and engagement with faculty and staff.
Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Koehler served as an adjunct instructor in Sustainability and Science/Math at Indiana University South Bend, Southwestern Michigan College, and Ivy Tech Community College. He was a founder and manager of Purple Porch Co-op in downtown South Bend.
Koehler earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Purdue University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University, along with a Teacher Certification in Secondary Science from the University of Missouri.
Project and Communications Coordinator
Donnetta McClellan serves as the project and communications coordinator in the Office of Sustainability. In this role, McClellan is responsible for the office website, social media, and coordination of articles highlighting sustainability across campus.
McClellan has worked at Notre Dame since 2007, and has held positions as administrative assistant to the Associate Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director, senior administrative assistant to the Associate Vice President for Campus Services, and officer assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President. She joined the Office of Sustainability in her current role in February of 2017.
Prior to joining the University, McClellan served as the secretary/treasurer for Jimtown Intermediate School and was the executive administrative assistant to the senior management team at Inova Federal Credit Union (formerly Miles Federal Credit Union).
After beginning her educational career at Ball State University, McClellan completed her Associate Degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech through the Notre Dame Learning at Work program.