Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.70
Liaison Tamera Jahnke
Submission Date April 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Missouri State University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Doug Neidigh
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Management
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:

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

Missouri State University is committed to sustainability and stewardship. By working to create a cleaner environment through community service efforts, the application of earth-friendly technology and practices, research projects, and responsible development planning, we will strive to work for a better tomorrow. Through education and community outreach, we will provide students with the knowledge and skills to be responsible citizens and consider the global ramifications of their actions and the actions of others around them. To that end, Missouri State University is committed to continuous improvement in:
-Incorporation of environmentally responsible concerns in University decision making.
-Demonstration of institutional practices that promote sustainability, including energy savings measures, increasing the use of renewable resources, and decreasing production of waste materials.
-Providing educational programs and encouraging environmental inquiry for students and the community concerning positive environmental practices.
-Establishment of sustainability indicators to enable monitoring, reporting and improvement measures.
-Enhancing the health of campus ecosystems and increasing the diversity of native species whenever possible.
-Promotion of health, productivity and safety practices on campus through education, maintenance and design of campus buildings.

Our decisions and actions will be guided by the University's Public Affairs Mission, will be reflective of the University's resources, and informed by the University's Strategic Plan. As a learning institution, we recognize that planning for sustainability will be an evolving and iterative practice. In 2019, MSU joined the United States Sustainable Development Solutions Network and is incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the university sustainability program.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Matt Morris, Vice President for Administrative Services, Co-Chair
Tammy Jahnke, Dean for College of Natural and Applied Science, Co-Chair
Doug Neidigh, Sustainability Coordinator
Mackenzie Morris, Sustainability Director, Student Government Association
Kenya Reeve, President, Green Student Alliance
Adam Shuler, Project Manager/Architect, Planning, Design and Construction
Abdillahi Dirie, President, Student Government Association
Jennifer Cox, Assistant to the Vice President for Administrative Services
Paul Durham, Distinguished Professor of Biology
Teresa Frederick, Assistant Director Res. Life Housing and Dining-Fac & Op
Brent Stock, Executive Director for James River Basin Partnership
Quinton Eason, Resident District Manager, Chartwells Residential Dining Office
Brad Kielhofner, University Engineer and Director of Facilities Management
Bernard Kitheka, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Mike Klem, Coordinator Business and Support Services, Agriculture
Mike Kromrey, Executive Director, Watershed Committee of the Ozarks
Barbara Lucks, Citizen Volunteer
Joel Alexander, Energy Management/Conservation – City Utilities
David Vaughan, Director Environmental Management, Environmental Health & Safety
AJ Aumann, Chief Sustainability Commissioner, Student Government Association
Mike Wills, Director Procurement
Emily Yeap, Public Relations Specialist, University Communications
Nicole Young, Resident Dining Manager, Chartwells Residential Dining Office

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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

The sustainability office works collaboratively with all units of campus to implement and communicate sustainability initiatives. ther office also works with community groups and businesses to promote sustainable coomunity development and improve sustainability performance. Employees include a full-time Sustainability Coordinator. GA's are included as funding is available or through grant projects.

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Doug Neidigh, Sustainability Coordinator

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

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

The Sustainability Advisory Committee meets every quarter through the academic year, (August to May). Subcommittees for Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration meet monthly and report up through the Sustainability Advisory Committee. In the past three years, the Sustainability Advisory Committee has accomplished numerous goals campus-wide. One significant accomplishment in the previous three years was the development and implementation of the waste audit and integrated waste management plan. Some of the other substantive accomplishments include implementation of annual food drive for campus and community food pantries, support of Conservation Corp program with the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks, and development of an MOU with Bluefields Bay, Jamaica community to support sustainability development programs.

Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Sustainability Coordinator

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For more detail about specific duties and outcomes of the Sustainability Coordinator, visit

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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainability coordination is available:
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