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Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability Committee (ESSC)

Rocky forest pathJeffrey Simmons, Ph.D., Environmental Science (Vice-Chair)
Indrani Mitra, Ph.D., English
Jennifer Staiger, Ph.D., Chemistry
Dave Cohill, Exec. Assistant to the VP of Business and Finance
Jessica Root, Co-Chair, Environmental Club
Joseph Lebherz, Director of Land Development and Gov. Relations (ex officio)
Phil Valentine, Director of Physical Plant (ex officio)
Elvin Wolfe, Master Gardner (ex officio)

See the ESSC Constitution

University Recycling Committee

Find out more about what is recyclable, where are the bins and what is RecycleMania.

Student Environmental Club

Check out the Environmental Club on our website.

Individuals involved with sustainability efforts


Michelle Bower, Ph.D., University Recycling Committee Chair
Rosie Bolen, Ph.D., Environmental Science Major Co-director, Environmental Studies Minor Co-director, and Environmental Club Co-moderator
Indrani Mitra, Ph.D., ESSC Member
Jeffrey Simmons, Ph.D., ESSC Vice-Chair; Environmental Science Major Director
Jennifer Staiger, Ph.D., ESSC Member

Staff and Administration

Dave Cohill, Member, ESSC; Exec. Assistant to the VP for Business and Finance
Joseph Lebherz, Director of Land Development and Gov. Relations; ESSC Member
Ken McVearry, Director of Outdoor Adventures
Maria Topper, Purchasing; University Recycling Committee Member
Phil Valentine, Physical Plant Director
Elvin Wolfe, Member, ESSC; Master Gardener


Jessica Root, Environmental Club Co-President
Nicole Shilling, Environmental Club Co-President
Student Government Association Representatives

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