Montana State University

Campus Sustainability Advisory Council

Membership

Name Position Represents Affiliation
Maxwell, Bruce Chair* President Land Res & Environmental Sciences
Noland, Katie Co-Vice Chair NECO  
Stevenson, Dan Co-Vice Chair Facilities Services  
Arment, RobMemberProfessional Council  
Banziger, WaltMember Facilities PDC 
Barney, Rebecca Member Facilities PDC  
Bass, Tommy Member Extension Services  
Bilo, Susan Member MT Renewable Energy Assoc. Community at Large
Bjornson, Blake Member Students at Large  
Brookshire, Jack MemberFaculty Senate Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Filbin, NancyMember Division of Student Success Disability, Re-entry, & Veteran Services
Gannon, Paul Member Faculty Senate Chemical Engineering
Gleason, Rebecca Member Western Transportation Institute  
Halverson, Shay Member Safety & Risk Management Electroinic Scrap Coordinator
Hayden, Chris Member Sports Facilities  
Hook, EJ MemberFacilities Services  
Jutila, Todd Member Auxiliaries University Food Service
Hansen, Stephanie Member Auxiliaries University Food Service
LaFrance, Kay Member Communications for CoN College of Nursing
Lone Fight, Lisa Member Graduate StudentsLRES
Meyer, NatalieMemberCity of Bozeman Community at Large
Ruppel, KristinMember Faculty Senate Native American Studies
Sellers, Martha Member Institute on Ecosystems Research Computing
Smith, Lukas Member ASMSU  
Tobin, James Member Residence Life  
Williamson, Dean Member Bioenergy Systems SFBS Program

[Vacant]

Member Staff Senate  
[Vacant] Member Faculty Senate  
[Vacant] Member ITC  
Blacker, Kristin Ex-Officio ASMSU/AdminFinance Office of Sustainability
Gress, Jack Ex-Officio ASMSU/AdminFinance Office of Sustainability
*also serves as MSU Sustainability Liaison

Sustainability Definition

Sustainability includes (but is not necessarily limited to) energy/resource management, conservation and stewardship as affected by systems, campus culture, transportation, the built environment, individual actions/behaviors, etc., for the long term benefit of the environment.

Charge

  • Provide a university framework to coordinate & advise sustainability efforts on a campus-wide basis.
  • Advise the President regarding national, regional, institutional and community-based sustainability efforts.
  • Explore and propose methods to fund campus sustainability initiatives and improvements. Review, analyze and determine funding support for sustainability proposals, including performance measures, progress reporting, etc.
  • Sponsor and guide the development of policies to increase and promote sustainability. As noted in the MSU Vision Statement - sponsor “a comprehensive Campus Sustainability/Energy Policy that includes guidelines for building energy conservation, new construction criteria, water conservation, transportation, purchasing, and recycling, with the goal of minimizing our impact on the environment…and…develop and implement an educational outreach program…and…oversee a baseline inventory of campus energy consumption, benchmarked against national and international standards, and establish meaningful timelines and goals to optimize consumption.
  • Guide the development of a comprehensive plan (including proposed funding mechanisms and institutional structure to guide implementation) to address the Governor’s 20x10 Initiative, the Presidents Climate Commitment, and other initiatives as appropriate.
  • Guide the development of a set of sustainability measures/indicators for the campus.
  • Guide the development of a communication strategy to promote, publicize and raise awareness of MSU’s sustainability efforts, benefits and successes among campus, community and statewide constituents.
  • Solicit and support the involvement of students and student organizations relative to sustainability efforts undertaken by the Committee.
  • Advocate strategic planning for continued sustainability to MSU governance groups.
  • Guide coordination with university system and state government sustainability efforts.

Meetings

The Committee should meet monthly or as necessary to conduct the business of the Committee.

Meeting Notes

Coming Soon

Membership

It is intended that the Committee be comprised of representatives from a broad range of campus constituents, appointed by the President from nominees submitted by the respective organizations.

  • Chairperson – MSU Sustainability Liaison
  • Vice Chair - Facilities Services (Assistant Director/Utilities)
  • ASMSU (3) – (Chair of ASMSU Sustainability Committee + 2 Senators)
  • Faculty Senate (3) – (Academic/Science, Research, etc)
  • Professional Council (1)
  • Staff Senate (1)
  • Auxiliaries/Student Affairs/Residence Life (1)
  • City of Bozeman (1) – Enviro/Sustainability Coordinator
  • MSU Communications & Public Affairs (1)
  • Information Technology Center (1)
  • Extension Service (1)
  • Human Resources (1)
  • Facilities Services (1) - (Environmental Services Manager)
  • Facilities Planning Design & Construction (1)
  • Safety & Risk Management (1) - (Electronic Scrap Coordinator)

Member Responsibilities

Committee members are selected on the basis of the following: a) the specific responsibilities related to their position (ex officio); b) their particular expertise, knowledge or interest relating to the responsibilities of the committee, the campus in general; and/or c) to represent the interests of a particular constituent group.

In addition to the active participation of each member, the responsibilities of Committee members who represent a constituent group, and particularly those who represent an MSU governance body, include the dissemination of appropriate, relevant and timely information to their constituent groups, as well as the solicitation of constituent group input regarding issues before for the Committee.

Voting Rights
All members of the Committee have voting and proxy rights.

Appointed By

Appointed by the President from nominees submitted by the respective organizations.

Chair

Current -- Bruce Maxwell
Title -- Professor-PHD, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Appointed By -- President
Length of Term -- 3 Years

Advisory To

University President

Reports Due

  • Present an annual progress briefing to the President and the President’s Executive Council regarding sustainability efforts.
  • Prepare a biennial “State of Campus Sustainability” Report for the President, the President’s Executive Council and broad constituent circulation.

Committee Funding

The Committee shall guide efforts to seek funding to distribute in support of sustainability efforts, e.g., collaboration with ASMSU to combine student funding with university funding; some portion of potential savings from a university resource conservations contract; federal and private grants, etc.


Membership; Updated April 25, 2013