Jay Kahn

A Carnegie Melon research institution, Central Michigan University enrolls 20,000 students with 5.8M sqft, 132 buildings on 565 maintained acres. Kahn is responsible for operations, maintenance, custodial, recycling, composting and other sustainability programs.

  • 2011 Grand Award for Green Cleaning, American Schools and Universities magazine, (2010 honorable mention), healthier custodial programs at a reduced cost
  • 2015 and 2016 EPA Region 5 winner for Food Recovery Challenge, zero waste kitchens
  • Currently leading effort for on-campus stationary food pantry