Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Richland Community College
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee, office, and/or officer that focuses on sustainability broadly and covers the entire institution?:

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the committee(s), office(s), and/or officer(s) during the previous three years:

The committee meets several times throughout the year to address and plan campus sustainability initiatives. Many of the initiatives are covered in this report.

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:

The sustainability committee was initially formed to review and gather information for the STARS report. Members of this committee were charged with reporting baseline information regarding the College’s current sustainability efforts in regard to the STARS criteria and to provide recommendations to the CIP Team (6-08) about which STARS criteria to pursue.
The committee spent a great deal of time researching the initial STARS criteria, and determining what “sustainability initiatives” the college already had in place. Initially, each committee member was assigned an area to research. Visits were conducted throughout the college to determine what STARS criteria Richland Community College had completed, which were in the planning stages, and which were not being considered currently. Periodic meetings were held to discuss the research and how to proceed. It was determined that the College is doing a great deal to enhance the sustainability of the College. The committee documented these findings. The committee now meets on an "as needed" basis.

Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Denise Crews, Vice President of Academic Services
Gianina Baker, Director of Institutional Research and Planning
Darbe Brinkoetter, Dean of Continuing and Professional Education
Beau Hanger, Director, Outdoor Exposition Center & Special Events
Greg Florian, Vice-President of Finance and Administration
Barry Schwalbe, Training Coordinator, Continuing and Professional Education
Doug Brauer, Vice President for Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Solutions
Carol Stokes, Biology Faculty

The website URL where information about the sustainability committee(s) is available:
Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) employee?:

A brief description of each sustainability office:

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

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

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:

Name and title of each sustainability officer:

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.