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Sustainability Committee

Sustainability Committee

The purpose of the Sustainability Committee (SusCom) of Swarthmore College is to make recommendations to the President and to the College community regarding policies to promote environmental sustainability on campus. The Committee focuses on identifying policies and practices that promote the most efficient and responsible use of College resources; monitoring funds and grants pertaining to environmental sustainability; and coordinating and support campus sustainability initiatives and efforts.

2018-2019 Members
  • Amanda Karpen | Associate Director of Dining Services
  • Anatole Shukla '22 | Current Student
  • Andrew Barclay | Assistant Director of Student Life, Leadership, and Engagement
  • Anne O'Donnell | Associate Director of Individual Giving

  • Anthony Coschignano | Executive Director of Auxiliary Services

  • Aurora Winslade | Director of Sustainability

  • Ben Berger | Executive Director of the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility; Associate Professor of Political Science

  • Brittni Teresi '19 | Current Student

  • Carr Everbach | Professor & Chair of Engineering

  • Chris Capron '15 | Admissions Counselor

  • Christopher Maloney '22 | Current Student

  • Ellen Ross | Professor of Religion

  • Eric Wagner | Head Men's Soccer Coach

  • Giovanna Di Chiro | Professor of Environmental Studies

  • Greg Brown | Vice President for Finance & Administration

  • H.G. Chissell '96 | Alumni Representative

  • Joy Charlton | Professor of Sociology; co-chair

  • Katherine Cerino | Events Manager

  • Kieran McKenna '21 | Current Student

  • Linda McDougall | Director of Dining Services

  • Mark Davis | Technical Support Specialist

  • Matthew Midkiff | Head Baseball Coach

  • Melissa Tier '14 | Sustainability Program Manager; co-chair

  • Nelson Macken | Professor of Engineering

  • Ralph Thayer | Director of Maintenance

  • Samantha Goins '19 | Current Student

  • Sheila Magee '81 | Gardener

  • Sue MacQueen | Scott Arboretum Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Susan Kelly | Community Member

  • Susan Smythe | ADA Program Coordinator

  • Tyrone Dunston | Director of Environmental Services

Annual Membership

Membership of the Sustainability Committee is populated through the following categories (individuals may fulfill more than one category):

  • Two co-chairs
  • Office of Sustainability staff
  • Chairs of working groups
  • Three students appointed by SGO
  • Three faculty members appointed by COFP
  • ​One non-staff/faculty alumni representative
  • Staff representation from the following departments:
    • Admissions
    • Advancement
    • Athletics
    • Auxiliary Services
      • Dining Services
    • Dean's Office
      • Office of Student Engagement
    • Facilities
      • Capital Planning
      • Environmental Services
      • Grounds
      • Maintenance
    • ITS
    • Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
    • President's Office