Sustainability Council

Responsibilities: The Sustainability Council shall cultivate a culture of environmental responsibility of which the entire Sul Ross State University (SRSU) and Alpine community is informed, engaged, and committed to advancing environmental awareness and sustainable practices through education, research, operations, and community service activities. Additionally, the Sustainability Council will:

1. Routinely investigate current university practices, procedures, buildings, infrastructure, and landscape to recommend innovative changes for the purposes of increasing environmental awareness and improved sustainability.

2.Routinely investigate and make recommendations to improve the SRSU Strategic and Master Plans to promote environmental awareness and sustainability.

Primary Responsibility Area: Academic 

Membership: Appointed (shall consist of  16 members: eight elected by the Faculty Assembly, three staff members, the Vice President of Finance and Operations, the Dean of Student Life, the Title V Activity Director/Director of Experiential Learning, and two student members designated by the Student Government Association)

Term: 3-year (faculty and staff) and 1-year (student) appointments

Chair: Elected by membership

Members Expiration of Term
Dr. Jamie Boyd, Animal Science 9/30/2020
Dr. Theron Francis, Languages and Literature 9/30/2019
Dr. Bibi Gutierrez, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Chair 9/30/2019
Dr. Patricia Harveson, Natural Resource Management 9/30/2019
Dr. Jim Hector, Kinesiology and Human Performance 9/30/2020
Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk, Biology, Geology and Physical Sciences 9/30/2021
Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Education 9/30/2020
Dr. Crystal Graham, Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences 9/30/2021
Betsy Evans, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library 9/30/2020
Ms. Marilyn McGhee, Office of Sponsored Programs 9/30/2021
Sarah Carsrud, Creative Services and Alumni Relations 9/30/2021
Mr. Vince Apodaca, Student Representative 9/30/2018
vacant, Student Representative 9/30/2021
Mr. Leo Dominguez, Dean of Student Life ex officio
Jan Rueb, [internships] Title V Director/Director of Experiential Learning ex officio
Mr. Cesar Valenzuela, Vice President of Finance and Operations ex officio