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Implementation Profile for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Submitted on September 10, 2008; last updated on May 13, 2016

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Doctorate Granting
Control Public
Location Champaign, IL
Community Setting Mid-size city
USDOE Climate Zone 5
Current President or Chancellor's Name Barbara J Wilson
Current President or Chancellor's Title Interim Chancellor
Main Website
Sustainability Website
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Center- or Institute-Led
Number of Individuals in Structure 21+
Stakeholder Groups Represented Board, Community Leaders, Faculty, Students, Executive, Staff
Description The Chancellor of the University of Illinois established a sustainability structure with two new campus leadership entities, the Campus Sustainability Council and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment. These two entities operate in an integrated fashion to provide leadership for the extensive efforts across campus. The scope of their activities is comprehensive, encompassing the academic functions of education, research, and engagement as well as operations of the campus physical infrastructure.

The Campus Sustainability Council, chaired by Chancellor Wise, provides strategic direction and oversight for sustainability initiatives on campus. Relative to opportunities and challenges associated with sustainability, the Council is responsible for fostering campus initiatives to empower tomorrow's societal leaders, reengineer the campus infrastructure and practices, create knowledge and technology, and engage with external constituents. Council members include senior campus leaders and representative of students, faculty, and the local community.

The Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment provides operational leadership to campus sustainability efforts. The Institute works with colleges and other campus units, and student groups, to develop and promote opportunities for engaging faculty and students with the critical environmental, social, and economic issues of sustainability. A campus Sustainability Coordinator, located in Facilities & Services, will develop and lead the physical infrastructure enhancements on campus relating to sustainability.
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Ben McCall
Implementation Liaison's Title Associate Director of Campus Sustainability
Implementation Liaison's Department Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment