Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.40
Liaison Kirsten Gabrielsen
Submission Date Jan. 21, 2011
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Orange County Community College
PAE-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Joseph Zurovchak
Associate Professor
Biology
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Does the institution have a sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

The current charge of the Sustainability Committee, a standing committee within the shared governance system of the college, is as follows:

1. Provide vision, guidance and advisement to the Sustainability Coordinator regarding the prioritization of initiatives contained in, and overall implementation of, the Sustainability Plan.

2. Promote sustainability at the College through whatever projects and initiatives the Committee and Coordinator deem appropriate. Such projects could include the design and scheduling of events; posting of relevant information; supporting the development of new curricula; and any other such initiatives which further the goals stated in the Plan.

3. To the greatest extent, engage student clubs, the Student Senate and the student body at large in any activities that would further the goals of the Plan.

4. Assist the Coordinator and the Grants Office in the search and development of proposals for any grant opportunities that would further the goals of the Plan.

5. Assist the Coordinator in the development of such partnerships with other colleges, organizations and the community at large which would further the goals of the Plan.

6. Assist the Coordinator in the development and implementation of evaluation strategies that would clearly and accurately gauge the success of all elements contained in the Plan.


Members of the committee, including affiliations:

Joseph Zurovchak (Chair): Business, Math, Science,
Technology Academic Division

Mary Ann McGinnis-Adamo (faculty): Health Professions
Academic Division

Valerie Lewis (faculty): Liberal Arts Academic Division

Carol Thayer: Support Staff

John Wetzstein: Administration & Finance Professional Staff

Mike Albright: Institutional Advancement Professional Staff

Elaine McClung: Student Services Professional Staff

Maureen Larsen: Academic Affairs Professional Staff

Carl Ponesse (faculty): Newburgh Campus Representative

3 Student Senate Representatives

Ex Officio:
Stacey Moegenburg: representing Vice President of Academic
Affairs

Michael Worden: Director of Facilities

Kirsten Gabrielsen: Sustainability Coordinator


The website URL where information about the sustainability committee is available:
Does the institution have a sustainability office?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability office:
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The number of people employed in the sustainability office:
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The website URL where information about the sustainability office is available:
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Does the institution have a sustainability coordinator?:
Yes

Sustainability coordinator's name:
Kirsten Gabrielsen

Sustainability coordinator's position title:
Sustainability Coordinator, interim

A brief description of the sustainability coordinator’s position:

The Sustainability Coordinator will oversee the College’s activities related to responsible environmental stewardship, including recycling, education, communication, programming, procurement, operations and policies.


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

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