Sustainability Council

Responsibilities

The Sustainability Council shall cultivate a culture of environmental responsibility of which the entire Sul Ross State University and Alpine community is informed, engaged, and committed to advancing environmental awareness and sustainable practices through education, research, operations, and community service activities. Additionally, the Sustainability Council will:

  • Routinely investigate current university practices, procedures, buildings, infrastructure, and landscape to recommend innovative changes for the purposes of increasing environmental awareness and improved sustainability, and;
  • Routinely investigate and make recommendations to improve the SRSU Strategic and Master Plans to promote environmental awareness and sustainability

Primary Responsibility Area: Academic

Membership

Membership shall consist of 16 members: eight elected by the Faculty Assembly; three staff members; the Vice President of Finance and Operations; the Dean of Student Life; the Title V Activity Director/Director of Experiential Learning; and two student members designated by the Student Government Association.

Term: 3-year (faculty and staff); 1-year (student appointments), staggered

Chair: Elected by membership

Membership as of Fall 2020 Expiration of Term
Dr. Chris Herrera, Education and Professional Studies

Carolyn Barrientes, Arts and Sciences

Dr. Bibi Gutierrez, Arts and Sciences

Eva Gil, Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Crystal Graham, Arts and Sciences

Betsy Evans, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library – Chair

Marilyn McGhee, Office of Sponsored Programs

Vacant, Staff

Vacant, Student Representative

Vacant, Student Representative

Vice President for Finance and Operations

Title V Director/Director of Experiential Learning

Facilities Director

09/30/2022

09/30/2022

09/30/2022

09/30/2023

09/30/2021

09/30/2023

09/30/2021

09/30/2023

09/30/2020

09/30/2021

09/30/2020

09/30/2020

ex officio

ex officio

ex officio