Implementation Profile for Philadelphia University
Submitted on July 8, 2011; last updated on May 13, 2014
|Basic Carnegie Classification||Masters College|
|Community Setting||Large city|
|USDOE Climate Zone||3|
|Current President or Chancellor's Name||Stephen Spinelli Jr.|
|Current President or Chancellor's Title||President|
|Additional Urls||No information provided|
|Implementation Liaison's Name||J. Thomas Becker|
|Implementation Liaison's Title||Assoc VP for Operations, Sustainability Steering Committee|
|Implementation Liaison's Department||Physical Plant|
|Number of Individuals in Structure||11-20|
|Stakeholder Groups Represented||Faculty, Students, , Executive, Staff|
Philadelphia University's sustainability related initiatives, committees, and student groups in different formats, have been in existence for over two decades.
During that time the Physical Plant has been primarily responsible for an ongoing baseline of improvements, along with tracking from an operational standpoint.
Over the past few years sustainability has blossomed on campus in all aspects, and become much more integrated and interactive. In response to that we have evolved to a sustainability steering committee structure with representation from operations, administration, public relations, graduate and undergraduate faculty from all three colleges, student group representation including the Student Organization for Sustainable Action (SOSA), and a graduate intern.
The sustainability steering committee is now chaired by Geoffrey Cromarty, VP of Administration / COO. Tom Schrand is the primary faculty representative of the undergraduate program in Environmental Sustainability, and Rob Fleming represents our graduate sustainability programs. Student organizations are also represented. It's member count adjusts but is nominally around 12.
We are focusing and aligning priorities and ad hoc sub-committees related to desired STARS initiatives, along with supporting efforts brought forth by the student groups, but have not formally adopted STARS.
|Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates||No information provided|