Reporting System

Implementation Profile for Gonzaga University

Submitted on March 15, 2011; last updated on January 5, 2015

Institution Information

Commitment Type Carbon
Basic Carnegie Classification Masters College
Control Private not-for-profit
Location Spokane, WA
Community Setting Mid-size city
USDOE Climate Zone 5
Current President or Chancellor's Name Thayne M McCulloh
Current President or Chancellor's Title President
Main Website
Sustainability Website
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Committee
Number of Individuals in Structure 21+
Stakeholder Groups Represented Faculty, Students, Executive, Community Members, Staff
Description In 2008, Dr. Monica Bartlett (Psychology) and Dr. Brian G. Henning (Philosophy) started the Advisory Council on Stewardship and Sustainability, a grassroots group of faculty, student, and staff interested in advancing sustainability work at Gonzaga. After several meetings it became apparent that we would quickly need some official status on campus, if our work was to be effective. In January of 2009, Gonzaga's President, Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., officially approved the body and directed that it report to the President's. At the request of the Council, in October of 2010 our new President, Dr. Thayne McCulloh, signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and officially charged the ACSS with the responsibility of implementing the Commitment.
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Jim Simon
Implementation Liaison's Title Director of Sustainability
Implementation Liaison's Department Sustainability