Sustainability Committee

San Francisco State University founded its Campus Wide Sustainability Committee in the fall of 2008. The Committee will assist the University in monitoring its relationship with the environment and in establishing sustainability as a fundamental consideration in meeting the varied and complex needs of our growing campus. The committee will encourage campus improvements in sustainability by identifying and promoting, as appropriate, private sector and higher education institutional best practices and new sustainability technologies. The committee will work with University administrative, academic and academic support units as well as faculty, students, staff, and administrators to stimulate discussion and ideas to facilitate the adoption of practices, policies and projects designed to improve the future environmental, social and economic sustainability of the campus community.

Sustainability Committee Charge

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Sustainability Committee Members

Appointment: Fourteen members, including the Provost for Academic Affairs and the Executive Vice President/CFO for Administration and Finance who will co-chair the Committee, the Senior Associate Vice President of Physical Planning and Development, the Associate Vice President of Facilities & Service Enterprises, the Sustainability Programs Manager, four faculty members elected by the Senate, two staff appointed by the President, and two student members selected by the Student Center Governing Board and Associated Students, Inc.

Term: Appointed members shall serve two-year terms.

Subcommittees: Academic and Transporation

Name Title Department Committee Title
Vacant   Student Involvement and Career Center Member
Sara Gordon Student Housing Representative Member
Wendy Bloom Campus Planner Capital Planning, Design & Construction Member
Vacant   University Communications Member
Liana Derus Student Sustainability Strategist ASI Member
Camille Tualaulelei  Administrative Assistant to the VP & CFO Administration & Finance Staff to Committee
Ron Cortez Vice President & CFO Administration and Finance Co-Chair
Hamid Khani Professor Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts Member
Kevin Kinney Associate Director Residential Life Member
Simon Lam Senior Associate Vice President Physical Planning & Development Member
Mark Starik Professor College of Business Member
Sue V. Rosser Provost & Vice President Academic Affairs Co-Chair
Courtney Donovan Assistant Professor College of Science & Engineering Member
Stephen Smith Director Procurement Member
Caitlin Steele Director of Sustainability & Energy Physical Planning & Development Member
Jeny Valdez Director of Logistics & Facilities Services University Property Management Member
Nick Kordesch Sustainability Coordinator Physical Planning & Development Member
Nancy Wilkinson Professor Department of Geography Member
Vacant Student ASI Business Representative Member