Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Sustainability Committee's mission is to recommend strategies to advance BHSU’s commitment to sustainability, promote sustainability efforts on campus, and educate the campus community on sustainability issues.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Eva Chase, Sustainability Coordinator
Deborah Liddick, Asst. Director of Sustainability and Facilities
Dan Asunskis, Chair of School of Natural Sciences
Randy Culver, Associate VP of Facilities and Sustainability
Abigail Domagall, Associate Professor of Geology
John Ginther, Asst. Director of Reslife
Andy Johnson, Asst. Professor of Physics
Kathy Johnson, VP for Finance and Administration
Sandra Marker, Associate professor of Sociology
Christine McCart, Asst. Professor of Outdoor Ed.
Adam Roosa, Social Media/Video information Specialist
Kasey Salazar, HR Generalist II
Ron Showman, Director of Dining Services
Brian Smith, Professor of Biology
Emma Stone, Student
Margaret Torness, Student


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

We hire many students in our office that work an average of 10-15 hours/week. At any given time we have 20 student employees each semester working on collections, eco-reps, marketing and gardening. Our Assistant Director of Facilities and Sustainability focuses part time on sustainability-related initiatives such as our local food initiatives and energy efficiency measures.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1.50

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Eva Chase, Sustainability Coordinator

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

The Sustainability Committee and the sustainability office both work institution-wide. They coordinate Earth Day and Sustainability month, and Arbor Day activities, campus-wide recycling efforts, local food programming, bike initiatives, STARS reporting, and more.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Assistant Director, Facilities and Sustainability

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