Ken MillsKen Mills currently serves as Operations Director for College Houses Cooperatives in Austin Texas. College Houses is a registered 501c3 nonprofit that is cooperatively managed by student members. The Coop provides affordable housing for 531 students living in the west campus community of the University of Texas.  Ken started with College Houses as a student member and was hired to full-time staff in 1999. What started out to be short term duty has turned into a multi-year adventure . Ken’s responsibilities are two-fold. One is operational management for internet service, foodservice, facility custodian  maintenance and waste streams for four separate student housing facilities ranging in size from 20 to 176 student members . He also handles organizational level duties concerning: operational permits, contract negotiations, structural remodels, code compliance and budget oversight. Ken has a degree in Geography from the University of Texas.