Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.18
Liaison Julia Knight
Submission Date July 18, 2012
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Harrisburg Area Community College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Julia Knight
Office for Sustainability
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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 :

The mission of the Sustainability Task Force is to instill sustainable systems and processes throughout the College’s operations and promote careers and a high quality of life for our students, communities and beyond.

Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Dr. Larry Adams, VP of Virtual Campus
Eleanor Bosserman, Executive Director of Business at Lancaster
Joan Brennan, Executive Director of Business at York
Ron Cline, Director of Facilities at Gettysburg
Denis Deslongchamp, Director of Facilities, Lebanon Campus
Ms. Cindy Doherty, Dean of Academic Affairs
Jay Ellison, Campus Director, Business and Ancillary
Tom Fogarty, Director of Procurement
George Franklin, VP of Finance and College Resources
Dr. Virgil Ganescu, Dean Academic Affairs
Barbara Hutchinson, Comptroller
Julia Knight, Director, Office for Sustainability
Dan Mahan, Director, Lancaster Facilities
Dr. Kelly Matthews, Faculty
Bill Morgan, Consultant Construction
Keith Rufalo, Director, York Facilities
Pam Saylor, Director, Public Relations
Dr. Rob Steinmetz, VP of Student Affairs
Dr. John Sygielski, President
Meredith Tulli, VP of HR and Organizational Development
Dr. Marshall Washington, VP of Lancaster Campus
Joseph Wojtysiak, Sr. Director of Harrisburg Facilities
Ron Young, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability office?:

A brief description of the sustainability office:

The Office for Sustainability (OFS) provides support, consultation and recommendations on campus sustainability best practices and policies to administration and staff; prepares and executes sustainability strategic planning, as well as develops educational materials; serves as a resource for course content, academic projects, and experiential opportunities related to sustainability; serves as a clearing house on renewable energy and sustainable living practices and information; compiles, disseminates and reports on sustainability commitments and obligations; promotes sustainability activities and initiatives through the website, college meetings, networks, emails, newsletters, social media; identifies grants and funding sources for sustainability initiatives.

The number of people employed in the sustainability office:

The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:

Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Julia Knight

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Director, Office for Sustainability

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Director serves as a resource and consultant on campus sustainable best practices in operations, education, community, and workforce development, providing support and recommendations on policies and curriculum development. The Director, OFS, chairs the campus-wide Sustainability Task Force, and the Sustainability Strategic Plan committee, along with compiling data for the STARS report, campus energy data and other sustainability indicators.

The website URL where information about the sustainability coordinator is available:

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