Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for 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:

STARS 1.2 Bronze certification.
Presentation at AASHE, the SSCC, and local universities etc.
Developed a faculty fellowship program.

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 Advisory Group charter is charged with the following:

1) Providing a forum for the open exchange of sustainability information in higher education;
2) Advising the Chancellor’s Council on developing a sustainability vision and plan for SIUE that will reduce the University's ecological footprint, enhance informal and formal sustainability education, and reflect the University’s mission, vision and core values;
3) Identifying collaboration opportunities that promote sustainable practices in all University activities;
4) Developing a method for measuring SIUE's sustainability progress;
5) Promoting sustainability issue communication, education and achievements;
6) Reporting annually to the Chancellor’s Council, as well as to the University committee, on activities and accomplishments.

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

Julie Conley - The Gardens at SIUE
Jamie Conklin - Lovejoy Library
Ryan Downey - Office of Admissions
Dr. Jim Klenke - Student Affairs
Heather Kniffel - Marketing and Communications
Joseph Pearson - Morris University Center
Steve Sperotto - Kimmel Leadership Ctr.
Paul Fuligni - Facilities Management
Alicia Shah - Facilities Management
Dr. Jessica DeSpain - English
Dr. Connie Frey-Spurlock - Sociology/criminal justice
Dr. Brian Henderson - English
Dr. Susan Morgan - Civil Engineering
Dr. Jennifer Rehg - Anthropology
Dr. Bill Retzlaff - Biological Sciences
Dr. Kurt Schultz - Biological Sciences
Dr. Valerie Vogrin - English
Kevin Adkins - Sustainability Officer
Elisabeth Jones - Student government
Kim Lee - Student Organization for Sustainability
Katrina Wiegand - Student Organization for Sustainability
Alex Zielonko - Student Organization for Sustainability

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 Office is in the Vice Chancellor of Administrations office and is the clearinghouse for all things sustainable on campus.

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:
Kevin Adkins Sustainability Officer

A brief description of each sustainability officer position:

The SIUE Sustainability Officer works under the supervision of the Vice Chancellor for Administration to integrate and manage campus sustainability activities, including serving as secretary of the Sustainability Advisory Group (SAG). Monitors progress on sustainability initiatives; works with campus constituencies, interest groups, and units to implement programs; and schedules and reports on SAG meetings. Advises the VCA and other administrators on sustainability matters.

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

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