Our Sustainability Team

Sustainability Advisory Board

Co-Directors:

  • Dr. Heather Barton-Weston, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Dr. Carlos Garcia, Dean, School of Math, Science, and Engineering
  • Dr. Kevin Salfen, Associate Professor of Music, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Operations Manager: Mr. Daniel Potter, School of Math, Science, and Engineering

Administrative Advisor: Dr. Glenn James, Vice-Provost for Institutional Effectiveness

Sustainability Advisory Board

  • Chair: Dr. Kevin Salfen, Associate Professor of Music, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Annual Events and Communications Committee

  • Chair: Dr. Ricardo Gonzalez, Director, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability*

Members:

  • Stephanie Alexander, UIW Honors Program (student member)
  • JR Chiodo-Benmuvhar, Assistant Director of Residence Life*
  • Dr. Kevin Salfen, Associate Professor of Music, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences*
  • Miranda Van Doren, Vice-President of Sustain (student member)*

Community Gardens Committee

  • Co-Chair: Dr. Erlinda Lopez-Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Health Professions*
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Ben Miele, Assistant Professor of English, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences*

Members:

  • Casey Ogechi Iwuagwu, Student Government Association (student member)*
  • Dr. Ben McPherson, Senior Instructor, School of Math, Science, and Engineering
  • Dr. Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Professor of Modern Languages, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Education Committee:

  • Chair: Dr. Helen Smith, Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, Feik School of Pharmacy*

Members:

  • Dr. Karen Engates, Visiting Professor of Environmental Science, School of Math, Science, and Engineering
  • Dr. Lourdes Fortepiani, Professor of Optometry, School of Optometry*
  • Alyssa Kennedy (student member)
  • Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, CCVI, Professor Emerita, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences*
  • Stephanie Mitchell, Lecturer, School of Math, Science, and Engineering
  • Kelly Pittman, Associate Professor of Business Administration, HEB School of Business
  • Eric Ruiz, Honors Program (student member)

Energy and the Environment Committee:

  • Chair: Daniel Potter, Sustainability Operations Manager, School of Math, Science, and Engineering*

Members:

  • Victoria Doan, Honors Program (student member)
  • Dr. Rafael Hoyle, Special Assistant, Planning and Campus Management*
  • Dr. Kruti Lehenbauer, Professor, School of Professional Studies*
  • Phil Lopes, Director of Facilities*
  • Robert San Martin, Ettling Center for Civic Leadership and Sustainability

* Indicates member of the Sustainability Advisory Board

Sustain, UIW’s Student Sustainability Organization

2020-2021 Officers:

  • President: Mariajose Casillas Rivera Cambas
  • Vice-President: Miranda Van Doren
  • Secretary: Cindy Passement
  • Treasurer: Matthew White

Organization advisors:

  • Dr. Ben Miele, Assistant Professor of English, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Daniel Potter, Sustainability Operations Manager, School of Math, Science, and Engineering