Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 34.59
Liaison John Duvall
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2013
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Dominican University of California
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jacob Massoud
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:

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

Dominican has a committee named the Campus Sustainability and Utilization Policy Committee(CSUPC), which is an umbrella for the Greener Dominican Task Force. The purpose of the task force is to support Dominican University of California in becoming an environmentally sustainable campus. Its role is to serve as a resource to the University’s governance system by assessing environmentally-focused policies, procedures and practices leading to the development of plans of action that will help Dominican to become a model of environmental sustainability. The CSUPC meets approximately eight times per year. Some of its accomplishments have been: developing a "green statement" for the university, recommending an integrated pest management system, conducting a campus tap water survey, developing a recycling program, implementing light bulb replacements and establishing a "Green Heroes" program.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Arthur Scott, Faculty, Humanities; Vania Coelho, Sustainability Coordinator, Faculty, Natural Science; Mary Croby, Faculty, Education; Jane Lorand, Faculty, Business and Leadership; John Duvall, Faculty, Communications; Susan Briski, Adjunct Faculty, Business and Leadership; Elaine McCarty, Staff, Green MBA Program; Jennifer Krengel, Staff, Marketing and Public Relations; Brandon Ernst, Student, Green Club

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Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Vania Coelho

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Faculty Coordinator for the Center for Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability Coordinator at Dominican is a faculty member who works out of Dominican’s Center for Sustainability. The responsibilities of the position include providing support to the Center that will lead to an understanding of its clients and markets, conducting qualitative and quantitative assessments for determining client needs and measuring client satisfaction. They also include managing external relationships, with a focus on relationships within the University, including the Center’s public relations program and working on funding issues. With the assistance of the advisory board, the coordinator leads the design of new programs and services to be offered by the Center, building pilot programs and services, as well as evaluating and refining existing programs and services. Responsibilities also include managing the Center’s improvement and change by improving processes and systems. Additionally, the coordinator administers sustainability education and research grants for Dominican faculty.

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