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The Sustainability Advisory Panel is appointed by the NACUBO President. The principal charge of the SAP is to advise the NACUBO Director, Environmental Leadership with regards to the following issues on campus: financing sustainability projects, operational issues such as energy, dining services, transportation, green buildings and design, leadership and governance, and smart growth and campus planning. The SAP seeks to fulfill its purpose by:

  • creating strategic vision and plan for NACUBO to lead member institutions towards a more sustainable future;
  • identifying and relaying the informational needs of colleges and universities and providing feedback on NACUBO's plans and efforts to meet these needs;
  • informing NACUBO of the specific needs of members for training, skill improvement, and other forms of professional growth and assisting in the development of strategies to meet these needs;
  • supporting the association's programming efforts through the involvement of volunteers from member institutions;
  • providing advice and guidance to NACUBO members as needed;
  • maintaining a network of members with expertise in higher education sustainability; and
  • assisting NACUBO in establishing cooperative efforts with organizations having common interests in college and university sustainability issues.


Council Members

Dr. Amir Mohammadi, Chair
Vice President, Finance and Administrative Affairs
Slippery Rock University

Bryan Herrmann
Vice Chancellor for Finance & Facilities
University of Minnesota at Morris

Dr. Morgan Olsen
Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief
Arizona State University

Eric Runestad
Vice President, Finance and Administration
Luther College

Guilbert L. Brown
Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO
Millersville University

Jolene A. King
Assistant Vice President, Occupational Health, Safety & Facilities Administration
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Julie Baca
Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO
Western State Colorado University

Lisa M. Watson
Vice President for Administration Services
Northwest College

Melissa Hopp
Vice President of Administration Services
The Community College of Baltimore County

Wendell Brase
Assoc Vice Chancellor, Sustainability
University of California


NACUBO Staff Liaison

Sally Grans Korsh
Senior Advisor, Facilities Management and Environmental Policy

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