From the University Senate Bylaws, Article VII. Committees:

Section 19. Committee on Sustainability

  1. The Committee on Sustainability shall be composed of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Senior Director of Sustainability, the Assistant Athletic Director or designee, at least two (2) staff senators, two (2) students (senators or non-senators), and at least ten (10) faculty senators, preferably one (1) from each of the following: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of the Arts, Perimeter College, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, the College of Education and Human Development, the College of Law, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions, the School of Public Health, and the University Library.  In addition, the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management Services and the Director of Recreational Services shall be non-voting members.
  2. The purpose of the committee shall be to advise and make recommendations to the University Senate and appropriate administrators regarding issues of sustainability. The duties of the committee shall be to provide a central focus for integration of academic programs, facility planning, and campus operating interests in sustainability. The committee shall recommend and support efforts to improve environmental stewardship and sustainability in facility planning and operations. The committee shall support sustainability as part of an ongoing education, research, operations, and outreach programs.
  3. The committee shall elect a chair within ten (10) working days after the election of a new committee.


  • Senior VP for Academic Affairs and Provost Wendy Hensel 
  • Senior VP for Finance and Administration Jerry Rackliffe
  • Director of Sustainability Jennifer Asman
  • Asst. Athletic Director or designee Patrick Hatcher

At least ten (10) faculty senators:

  • Arts and Sciences Sharon Cavusgil
  • Arts Niklas Vollmer
  • Business Jon Wiley
  • Education and Human Development Nadia Behizadeh
  • Nursing and Health Professions Carol Grantham
  • Nursing and Health Professions Yu-Ping Chen
  • Law Trisha Kanan (co-chair)
  • Perimeter Jennifer Duncan
  • Policy Studies Susan Laury
  • Library Ann Mallard
  • At large (A&S) Dabney Dixon
  • At large (A&S) Michael Black (co-chair)
  • At large (A&S) Carrie Freeman
  • At large (A&S) Ming Luo
  • At large (A&S) Gina Caison
  • At large (A&S) Kim Reimann
  • At large (AYSPS) Terri Lewinson
  • At large (PC)  Joanna Wilson
  • At large (PC)  Dan Bulger
  • At large (PC)  Valarie Koonce 
  • At large (RCB) Yusen Xia


  • Staff Senator Sabra Blackwell 
  • Staff Senator Laura Viilo
  • Student (member of Senate) David Ebringa 
  • Student (member of Senate) Morgan Manning
  • Associate VP for Facilities Management Services (non-voting) Ramesh Vakamudi
  • Director of Recreational Services (non-voting) Melissa Buchheit

Administrative Assistant to the Committee  to be appointed



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