The Council will consist of faculty, staff and students from the three campuses and include representatives from the offices of the President and each of the Vice Presidents. The Council will function as a university standing committee and its chair and members will be appointed by the President and/or his/her designee.
The Council will advise the President, Provost and other senior administrators regarding strategies for enhancing the university's sustainability performance. The Council will make recommendations on sustainability programs, initiatives, and practices, and on the allocation of resources; will help monitor the development and progress of the campus sustainability efforts; and will provide guidance and assistance in fostering alliances with community partners.
The Council will be responsible for developing a five-year sustainability plan. The Council will review and update the plan on an annual basis, and present it to Campus Management and Operations (CMO) for approval, support and provision of resources. The Council will have the responsibility of preparing an annual report on the progress of the university-wide sustainability plan. In addition, the Council will be responsible for preparing the annual UTSA Campus Sustainability report for The University of Texas System (UT System).Members:
Keith Muhlestein, Chair Director of Sustainability Brian Halderman, Vice Chair Project Director, Community Engagement KC Gonzales, Secretary University Communications John Murphy Dean, CACP Rogelio Saenz Dean, COPP Barry McKinney Assistant Dean of Students, Student Activities Dave Riker Associate VP of Facilities, Facilities Administration Hazem Rashed-Ali Associate Professor, CACP Karen Engates Senior Lecturer, COS Forrest Wilkinson SGA Thomas Papagiannakis Co-Director, Water Research Institute