Senior Sustainability Program Manager
Patrick McKee was hired by the OS in 2018 to serve as UConn’s Sustainability Program Manager. Reporting to the Director, Patrick works to develop, plan, and administer programs, initiatives and events related to sustainability at UConn. He also supervises the OS’s high-achieving student intern staff.
Patrick’s prior experience in the sustainability field spans both the private and public sectors including time at a Fortune 250 company, a multinational manufacturer, and a large public university. Most recently, his three year stint as the first Sustainability Manager at Eastern Kentucky University resulted in the establishment of a dock-less bike share program, improvements to both recycling and energy management, the integration of sustainability thinking into university decision making, as well as the University’s first AASHE STARS rating. During this time he also advised up to six student employees per semester, and instructed ENV200: The Global Sustainable Future as an adjunct faculty member.
Prior to working at Eastern Kentucky University, Patrick served as a Sustainability Analyst with Legrand, North America at its West Hartford headquarters. While at Legrand, he helped spearhead operations and social sustainability initiatives including a highly successful energy savings competition known as the “Legrand Energy Marathon” and the ”Better Communities” corporate volunteer program.
He received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA, in 2011 and received his master of science degree in environmental science and management from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2013.