|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2015|
Saint Louis University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination
Sustainability & Benchmarking
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 University formed a Sustainability Advisory Council (SAC) in the summer of 2011. The committee is co-chaired by the Vice President of Facilities Services and the Director of the Center for Sustainability. The University also employs a department of Sustainability & Benchmarking primarily focused on operational programs and initiatives which includes a Director, Project Analyst, & 2 Graduate Assistant - Sustainability Coordinators. The department not only focuses on sustainability aspects for the Division of Facilities Services, but also coordinates benchmarking activities for the division.
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 SLU Sustainability Advisory Council, reporting to senior administration, serves as a resource and advisory capacity to SLU campus units as sustainability is more fully integrated into academic, administrative and operational practices. The Council is charged with supporting the Center for Sustainability in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan for sustainability at Saint Louis University in accordance with the University's Strategic Plan.
Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):
Vice President Facilities Services (FS) (Co-Chair) – Kathleen Brady, Chief Sustainability Officer
Director – Center for Sustainability (Co-Chair) – John Woolschlager
Vice President ITS – David Hakanson
Vice President Mission & Ministry – Fr. Paul Stark
Associate VP Graduate Education – Diana Carlin
Associate VP Academic Planning & Budgeting – Stacey Harrington
Associate VP Service Operations (FS) – Chris Regan
Director Financial Planning & Budget – Brianne Burcke
Manager of Business Services – Jennelle James
Associate VP Community Relations – Peg Weathers
Associate VP – Events Services – Ed Kidd
Assistant VP Marketing/Communications – Clayton Berry
Assistant VP Development – Sheila Manion
Campus Dining – Aramark: Jeffery Marshall, Mark Cromley
Student Development – Mona Hicks
Director Sustainability & Benchmarking (FS) – Brandon Verhoff
Project Analysts FS - Caeden Sweet
Student Government Association (SGA): Mary Murphy, Kat Carroll
Graduate Student-Sustainability – Sarah Burke, Amy Hargis
Staff Advisory Council (SAC): Jeanne Young (Med. Campus), Cyn Wise (Frost Campus)
Faculty Senate: Lynda Morrison (Med. Campus), Doug Williams (Frost Campus)
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:
The Center for Sustainability is the academic, research, and community engagement institute for sustainability at Saint Louis University. It employees four full-time staff members and four full-time faculty members.
Service Operations is a functional/business unit in the Facilities Services division that oversees the operational, financial and administrative services of seven departments, including Sustainability & Benchmarking. Service Operations also provides oversight and direction regarding strategic planning for the division, including a concentrated area of sustainability. It employs a one full-time director, one full-time project analyst, & 2 Graduate Assistant - Sustainability Coordinators.
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:
Brandon Verhoff serves are the inaugural Director of Sustainability & Benchmarking. Brandon manages the process of identifying, prioritizing and tracking the Division of Facilities Services' sustainability related initiatives which may include, but are not limited to SLU’s recycling program, waste reduction efforts, alternative transportation, and energy/water initiatives. Brandon also directs the department on assessment and communication tools to report and inform on operational effectiveness, which includes the division of Facilities Services quarterly dashboard report, Sightlines report, AASHE STARS reporting tool and year end reports on campus sustainability and Facilities Services.
The Director of the Center for Sustainability is responsible for the academic, research, and community engagement functions of sustainability. The Center also employs two graduate assistants to aid them in their efforts.
The Sustainability Advisory Council currently assists both of these divisions.
The website URL where information about the sustainability officer(s) is available:
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