Lee F. Ball, Jr. PhD

Executive Director, Center for the Environment

Center for the Environment

Lee Ball is the new Executive Director of Catawba College's Center for the Environment. Prior to his appointment to Catawba, Ball served as the Chief Sustainability Officer at Appalachian State University since 2015. There, he played a pivotal role in advancing sustainability initiatives.

He held numerous leadership roles at App State, including sitting on the Chancellor’s Cabinet, leading operational campus sustainability initiatives, serving as the lead team administrator of App State’s Solar Vehicle Team, leading the Appalachian Energy Summit, and chairing both their university-wide strategic planning and climate action planning committees.

In addition, Lee has taught sustainable building design, building science, and sustainability leadership undergraduate and graduate courses at App State for the past 22 years.