Steve Kohtz wearing a blue suit

Steve Kohtz is the the recycling and special events coordinator. Photo by Christopher Gannon. 

Steve Kohtz (pronounced "coats") started June 1 as the recycling and special events coordinator, a position in facilities planning and management that leads the university's waste reduction efforts.

This is Kohtz's second stint working in an environmentally minded position at Iowa State, having served as the sustainability coordinator for three years as a part-time graduate assistant starting in 2015 and then for one year on a full-time basis in 2018-19. In that role, he managed student interns and helped oversee various aspects of the Live Green campaign.

He also taught ISU undergraduate graphic design courses from 2015 through 2018. From 2002 to 2011, he was the music ministry program and outreach director at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.  

Kohtz earned bachelor's degrees in graphic design from Grand View University, Des Moines, and in vocal music performance from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska.

Contact Kohtz at 294-4963 or by email at sakohtz@iastate.edu.