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 [updated Spring 2019] Expiration of Term
Dr. Jamie Boyd, Animal Science

Dr. Theron Francis, Languages and Literature

Dr. Bibi Gutierrez, Behavioral and Social Sciences [Chair]

Dr. Patricia Harveson, Natural Resource Management

Dr. Jim Hector, Kinesiology and Human Performance

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

Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Education, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Crystal Graham, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences

Betsy Evans, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library

Marilyn McGhee, Office of Sponsored Programs

Sarah Carsrud, Creative Services and Alumni Relations

Monica Argueta, Student Representative

Vacant, Student Representative

Mr. Chris Clifford, Vice President for Finance and Operations

Vacant, Title V Director/Director of Experiential Learning

Mr. Leo Dominguez, Dean of Student Life

09/30/2020

09/30/2019

09/30/2019

09/30/2019

09/30/2020

09/30/2021

09/30/2020

09/30/2021

09/30/2021

09/30/2020

09/30/2021

09/30/2019

vacant

ex officio

ex officio

ex officio

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