May 16, 2014
Coffelt (PhD ‘08) Elected as ASCE Fellow
CMU Associate Vice President and Director of Facilities Management Services, Donald Coffelt (PhD '08), was recently elected as an ASCE fellow. This prestigious honor is in recognition of his professional accomplishments and contributions to the civil engineering profession.
Coffelt’s 275-member team is responsible for the facility services, infrastructure management, and utility operations required to support the university’s 140-acre Pittsburgh campus. Coffelt also serves on the President’s Council and is responsible for university-wide sustainability practices. In addition, Coffelt holds an appointment as a CEE adjunct professor, with an expertise in infrastructure management and a special focus on promoting student and faculty access to university facilities for education and research.
An officer serving in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1985 to 2013, Coffelt completed his decorated 28-year career at the rank of captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Licensed as a professional engineer in Alaska and Pennsylvania, he is an active member of numerous organizations and professional societies, including ASCE and the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE, and is a board member for the Andrew Carnegie Society.