Committee on Sustainability

 

Sustainability refers to practices designed to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It encompasses teaching, research, and practice in a variety of areas including but not limited to policy development, building design and construction, waste management and recycling, energy production and use, water use, and transportation. 

The UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File details the areas on which Committee members focus - specifically:

Primary focus area:

  • study, track and review sustainability issues related to the campus and make recommendations to
    improve sustainable practices,
  • coordinate with campus units and the community to ensure that sustainability is taken into
    consideration,
  • communicate with the Committee on Environment and Safety and the Campus Development
    Committee to ensure that sustainability is taken into consideration in the deliberations of those
    bodies,
  • receive copies of Executive Orders or other instructions to the campus dealing with sustainability
    and report on them to the Senate,
  • serve as a resource to faculty, staff and students wishing to undertake research, or propose
    curricular changes, or pursue sustainable practices,
  • communicate these activities and outcomes to the Senate, campus, and the broader community.

This Committee has a membership of 15:

  • five faculty, with no more than two from any one college;
  • one staff member;
  • Vice President for Student Affairs or designee;
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Student Achievement or designee;
  • Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction or designee;
  • Associate Vice President for Business Operations or designee;
  • SDSU Research Foundation Director of Facilities or designee;
  • General Manager, KPBS or designee;
  • CEO of Aztec Shops or designee;
  • two students.

Roster / AY 2018-19

Major Academic Unit
(or Ex Officio Position)
Name Term Ends Appt. Date Department Senator
Faculty – Open Barlow, Jessica 20-May 11-May SLHS  
Faculty – Open Appleyard, Bruce 21-May 08-Jan PUBLIC AFFAIRS  
Faculty – Open Hua, Anh 21-May 18-Sep WOMEN ST  Sen
Faculty – Open Jeffery, Keven (Chair) 20-May 14-Dec LIA  
Faculty – Open Lauer, Matt 20-May 14-Dec ANTH  
Staff Johnson, Leviticus 19-May 16-Oct FOWLER  
Vice President for Student Affairs (or designee) Bessesen, Marit (designee) OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN  

Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - Student Achievement (or designee)

Kjonas, Chris (designee)  DAESA  
Director of Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (or designee) Shinn, Laura    
Associate Vice President for Business Operations (or designee) Abram, Tom (designee) FACILITIES SERVICES  
SDSU Research Foundation Director of Facilities (or designee) Clark, Norma SDSURF  
General Manager, KPBS (or designee) Rogow, Bruce (designee) KPBS  
CEO of Aztec Shops (or designee) Melchior, Paul (designee) AZTEC SHOPS  
Student Sessarego, Sabrina  19-May 18-Oct  AS  
Student Weinberg, Cassie 19-May  18-Oct  AS  

Committee meets on the second Friday of the month, from 10:00am-12:00pm in AD-223.