Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.83
Liaison James Vollrath
Submission Date Dec. 16, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Texas State University, San Marcos
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 James Vollrath
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

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

Works to increase communication and create synergy around environmental and sustainability efforts of administrators, staff, faculty, and students by monitoring, coordinating and communicating with departments and relevant committees and student organizations. Its goals are to promote and publicize best practices, increase sustainability across the university, and strengthen Texas State's stewardship of our environment. The committee meets twice monthly during long semesters.


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

Ms. Portia Gottshcall, Applied Arts
Dr. Leyuan You, Business
Dr. Michelle Forsythe, Education
Ms. Hannah Thornton, At-Large
Dr. Lindsay Timmerman, Fine Arts and Communication
Dr. Paula Stigler, Health Professions
Dr. Colleen Myles, Liberal Arts
Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Chair of Liberal Arts
Mr. Laugh Waugh, Library
Mr. Robert Eby, Staff Council


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

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Our mission is to engage the Texas State community as a champion for environmental stewardship and social responsibility while fostering a culture of sustainability that permeates all aspects of the campus experience. We believe that sustainability is a collaborative, interdisciplinary field to which all members of the Texas State community contribute.

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with stakeholders across the university to facilitate the integration of sustainability principles and practices into operations, academics, research, student engagement, and administration. We strive to exemplify sustainability leadership as we contribute to the education of the next generation of leaders.


Full-time equivalent (FTE) of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
1

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Jim Vollrath - Director Office of Sustainability

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
Yes

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

The Office of Sustainability organizes an annual workshop called "Sustainability Partnerships" that incorporates campus-wide involvement of staff, students, and faculty to network and learn about the latest advances in sustainability at Texas State.


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Director

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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Senior Intern - Office of Sustainability

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