Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Sustainability Advisory Committee meets the first Tuesday of every month in Carrington 203.

Committee Purpose

  • Develop recommendations for new sustainability initiatives and for improving current sustainability initiatives.
  • Develop realistic strategies to increase our use of renewable energy so that the University becomes less dependent on coal over time, keeping in mind that recommendations for increasing the use of renewable energy must come with an estimated funding cost.
  • Develop strategies to promote sustainability initiatives across our state and region.
  • Research what our peer universities and sister universities in Missouri are doing related to sustainability initiatives.

Subcommittees

Energy Subcommittee - Chair: Jen Cox
  • Promotes campus energy conservation through efficiencies and education.
  • Educates campus and surrounding community on energy conservation.
  • Analyzes trends and develops proposals for energy projects for review by Facilities Management.
  • Develops energy saving projects for implementation as funded by a revolving loan fund, student SustainaFund monies, and other sources.
  • Explores new technologies including renewable energy both on campus and from our energy providers.
  • Promotes energy initiatives statewide and researches best practices from our peer institutions and other in-state universities.
  • Reports to Sustainability Advisory Committee regularly.
Benchmark Subcommittee - Chair: David Vaughan
  • Prepares a summary of which agreements have been signed by our benchmark institutions and sister institutions in the state of Missouri.
  • Prepares a summary of accomplishments from each institution noted above related to the agreements signed (President’s Campus Climate Survey and the Beyond Coal Commitment).
  • Prepare a summary of AASHE membership and AASHE STARS ratings for all benchmark institutions and sister institutions in the state of Missouri.
  • Initial summaries are due May 1, 2013. Summary will be updated annually.
Goal Watching Subcommittee - Co-Chairs: Mike Klem and Joe Pitts 
  • Committee will monitor the Sustainability Advisory Committee’s list of goals and prepare a quarterly summary of accomplishments.
  • Committee will present annual report summary to Sustainability Advisory Committee by September each year for approval at the October meeting.

Membership 2014-2015

  • Ken McClure, V.P. for Administrative and Information Services, Co-Chair
  • Tammy Jahnke, Dean for College of Natural and Applied Science, Co-Chair
  • Jordan Schanda, Sustainability Coordinator
  • Bill Cheek, Faculty Emeritus
  • Jennifer Cox, Associate Director of Facilities Management
  • Nicki Donnelson, Public Relations Specialist, University Communications
  • Julia Greene, Member of Students for a Sustainable Future
  • Caleb Doyle, SGA/Board of Governors’ Student Governor
  • Anson Elliott, Department Head, Agriculture
  • Teresa Frederick, Assistant Director Res. Life Housing and Dining-Fac & Op
  • Terrel Gallaway, Professor of Economics
  • Janice Greene, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
  • Tony Hein, Resident District Manager, Chartwells Residential Dining Office
  • Tim Hogenkamp, Student Government Association-Sustainability Director
  • Mike Kromrey, Executive Director, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
  • Thomas Lane, Assistant V.P. Student Life-Director PSU
  • Barbara Lucks, Sustainability Officer, Department of Environmental Services, City of Springfield
  • Jordan McGee, President, Student Government Association
  • Tina McManus, Controller, Financial Services
  • Matt Morris, Associate V.P. for Administrative and Information Services
  • Joe Pitts, Executive Director for James River Basin Partnership
  • Doug Sampson, University Architect and Director of Planning, Design and Construction
  • Cara Shaefer, Director, Energy Management/Conservation – City Utilities
  • David Vaughan, Director Environmental Management, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Max Wagner, Chief Sustainability Commissioner, Student Government Association