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Kate Bartter, executive director of the Sustainability Institute, manages university sustainability initiatives, such as the academic collaboration component of the Comprehensive Energy Management Project, and builds effective external sustainability partnerships. In addition, she represents the Office of Academic Affairs on key sustainability commitments such as the Energy Academic Collaboration Council and President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability. Kate coordinates efforts on university sustainability initiatives and partnerships with senior leaders in university departments including Corporate Engagement, Industry Liaison Office, Administration and Planning, Business and Finance and Student Life. She also serves on Ohio State’s Government Affairs team. 
Prior to joining Ohio State in March 2007, Kate served as the Chief Policy Advisor and Director of Cabinet Affairs for Ohio Gov. Bob Taft. In that capacity, she managed the governor’s policy staff, directed cabinet relations, coordinated inter-agency issues including strategic planning, and oversaw the operation of the governor’s Washington, D.C., office. Kate also served as the Governor’s Executive Assistant for Environment and Natural Resources throughout the Taft administration.
She holds a bachelor of science in journalism from Ohio University.

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