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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating Systemâ„¢ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Founding Committee Members

AASHE recognizes the following individuals who served on the committees involved in the early development of STARS.  

Steering Committee

Amy Dvorak - Sustainability Manager, Lewis & Clark College

Sarah Hammond Creighton - Director, Office of Sustainability, Endicott College

Angela Halfacre - Director of the Shi Center for Sustainability and Associate Professor of Political Science, Furman University

Nadine Johnson - Curriculum Tech, Estrella Mountain Community College

Rose Johnson - President, Haywood Community College

Erika Kociolek - Master of Environmental Management Candidate, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Vita Pickrum - Assistant Vice President for Development, Delaware State University

Ron van der Veen - Principal, Design Leader, DLR Group

Judy Walton - Membership & Outreach Director, AASHE

Strategic Advisors

Sarah Banas - Program Associate, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Elizabeth Beltramini - Director of Communications, Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Bettie Ann Brigham - Vice President for Student Development, Eastern University (representing the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators)

Mary Ann Coughlin - Professor of Research and Statistics and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Springfield College (representing Association for Institutional Research)

Geri Durka-Pelok - Instructional Designer, Society for College & University Planning

Andrea George - Associate Director of Environmental Health & Safety & Sustainability Coordinator, Vanderbilt University (representing Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association)

John Hammang - Director of Special Projects and Development, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Mary Jensen - Coordinator of Campus Sustainability, Keene State College (representing the College and University Recycling Council)

Julian Keniry - Senior Director, Campus & Community Leadership, National Wildlife Federation

Shannon Kenny - Deputy Director, Sector Strategies Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Michele Madia - Director, Environmental Leadership, NACUBO

Paula Martin - Assistant Provost, Juniata College (representing the National Council for Science and the Environment)

Amy G. McGlashan - Executive Director, Vermont Campus Compact

Lander Medlin - Executive Director, APPA

Susan Mendoza-Jones - Director of Integrative Learning, Grand Valley State University (representing Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability)

Doreen Murner - CEO, National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)

Mark Orlowski - Executive Director, Sustainable Endowments Institute

Cameron Schauf - Director, Dining Services & Auxiliary Operations, University of Rochester (representing National Association of College & University Food Services)

Richard A. Skinner - Senior Vice President, Programs & Research, Association of Governing Boards (AGB)

Mary Spilde - President, Lane Community College (representing American Association of Community Colleges)

Jeanne S. Steffes - Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, Syracuse University (representing ACPA - College Student Educators International)

Technical Advisors

Cathy Anderson - Assistant Dean, Student Services, Northern Wyoming Community College District

Peter Ashbrook - Director, Environmental Health & Safety, University of Missouri-Columbia

Tom Balf - Director, Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence (C2E2)

Richard Bankowski - Manger of Safety and Health, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Ed Becker - Executive Director, Environmental Health & Safety, University of Southern California

Bonny Bentzin - Manager, Campus Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University

Almut Beringer - Senior Research Fellow, UNESCO Chair 'Higher Education for Sustainable Development', University of Lueneburg, Germany

Scott Berlin - Dining & Hospitality Services Director, University of California, Santa Cruz

Matthew Biette - Director, Dining Services, Middlebury College

Carol Brodie - Research Administrator, Research & Graduate Studies, University of the Pacific

Jack Byrne - Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Middlebury College

Wynn Calder - Director, University Leaders for a Sustainable Future

Edith Callaghan - Director, Academy of the Environment, Acadia University

Enid Cardinal - Sustainability Coordinator, Illinois State University

Victoria D. Cepeida-Mojarro - National Development Coordinator, United Students Against Sweatshops

Tonia Compton - President, National Association of Graduate-Professional Students

Joe Curnow - National Coordinator, United Students for Fair Trade

John Cusack - Executive Director, New Jersey Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability

Katherine Cushing - Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Environmental Studies, San Jose State University

Jeff Darling - Purchasing Agent, University of Colorado at Boulder

Mark Darling - Program Coordinator, Recycling Resource Management, Ithaca College

Jack DeBell - Recycling Program Development Director, University of Colorado at Boulder

Edward Delaney - President, Strategic Analyses: Organizational Planning & Research

Dedee DeLongpre Johnston - Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Florida

David Eagan - Outreach Specialist, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan Eldridge - Vice President for Student Affairs, Southern Oregon University

Jonathan Fink - Director and Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Andy Fisher- Executive Director, Community Food Security Coalition

Tim Foster - Accounting Manager, Siemens Building Technology

Debby Freed - Alternative Transportation Manager, Office of Transportation, Virginia Tech

Jeremy Friedman - Project Administrator, NYU Sustainability Task Force, New York University

Jim Frierson - Director of Strategic Projects and Vice Chairman, Advanced Transportation Technology Institute (ATTI), University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Tim Galarneau - Food Systems Education & Research Coordinator, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz

Melissa Gallagher-Rogers - Manager, LEED Government & Higher Education Sectors, U.S. Green Building Council

Harold Glasser - Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, Western Michigan University

Stephen Gnadt - Associate Director, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

Steve Guenther - Vice President of Operations, ARAMARK Education

Gail Hall - EH&S Officer, Boston College

Michele Hallahan - Environmental Specialist, University of Texas at Austin

Lauren Heising - Coordinator of Sales & Nutrition, Housing & Dining Services, University of Colorado at Boulder

Anjali Helferty - National Coordinator, Sustainable Campuses, Sierra Youth Coalition

Elaine A. Hills - Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
University at Albany-SUNY

Winston Huff - Sustainability Coordinator/Project Manager, Smith Seckman Reid Engineers

Mark Kelly - Manager Environmental Services, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Tom Kelly - Chief Sustainability Officer, University of New Hampshire

Linda Kogan - Sustainability Officer, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Steve Kreidler - Executive Vice President, University of Central Oklahoma

Dominique LaRoche - Director, Space Management, Arizona State University

Nancy Levandowski - Director of ISU Dining, Iowa State University

Philip Ling - Powersmiths

Terry Link - Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Michigan State University

Larry Litten - Retired; previously Director of Institutional Research at Carleton and Dartmouth Colleges as well as the Director of Research at the Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE)

Jean MacGregor - Senior Scholar and Director, "Curriculum for the Bioregion" Initiative, Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, The Evergreen State College

Matt Malten - Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Sustainability, Washington University in St. Louis

Jerry Mann - Director, Student Support Services/Business Analysis, UCLA

Johnette McKown - Executive Vice President, McLennan Community College

Penny Menton - Associate Director, Transportation Services, UCLA

John Mlade - National Market Sector Research Manager, Perkins + Will

Gordon Nelson - Director of Property Management, University of Maine

Kevin Nelson - Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation, U.S. EPA

Jane Nichols - Professor of Interior Design, Western Carolina University

Dixie Norris - Vice President Finance & Administration, Cape Cod Community College

Mark O'Gorman - Associate Professor, Environmental Studies, Maryville College

Jacob Park - Assistant Professor, Business Strategy & Sustainability Business, Green Mountain College

Christopher Payne - Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of North Carolina

John Petersen - Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College

Jim Pittman - Associate Faculty, Sustainability Science & Practice, Prescott College

Jesse B. Pyles - Service-Learning & Sustainability Coordinator, Green Mountain College

Edward L. Quevedo - Senior Consultant, Strategic and Corporate Services, WSP Environmental Strategies

Lee Richardson - Professor of Marketing, University of Baltimore

Jonathan Rausseo - Sustainability Development Coordinator, University of Ottawa

Kyle Rosato - Manager of Environmental Programs, Office of Environmental Health &
Radiation Safety, University of Pennsylvania

Dave Rosenfeld - National Program Director, The Student PIRGs

Maureen Roskoski - Senior Project Manager, Facility Engineering Associates

Debra Rowe - Coordinator, Disciplinary Associations Network for Sustainability (DANS)

Justin Schott - Campus Field Coordinator, Campus Ecology Program, National Wildlife Federation

Sarena Seifer - Executive Director, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Morgan Simon - Executive Director, Responsible Endowments Coalition

Walter Simpson - Energy Officer, University at Buffalo

Brad Smith - Dean, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University

Jeff Stebar - Principal, Perkins + Will

Anne Stephenson - Consultant, University of Chicago

Brett M. Stevens - Manager, Business Development and Sustainability, NELSON

Joel Stout - Sustainability Specialist, Sebesta Blomberg

Tuesday A. Strong - Director of Facilities Services, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Susan Sutheimer - Chair, Dept. of Natural Sciences and Math, Green Mountain College

Edward R. Terceiro Jr. - Executive Vice President, Mt. Wachusett Community College

Dawn Geronimo Terkla - Associate Provost of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Evaluation, Office of Institutional Research & Evaluation, Tufts University

Lia Wetzstein - Instructor, Environmental Science, University of Washington, Tacoma

Rick Wilke - Director, Environmental Education and Training Partnership and Distinguished Professor of Environmental Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

James Wilkins - Sustainability Coordinator, Furman University

Boyd Yarbrough - Director of University Housing, Furman University

Brian Yeoman - City Director, Houston, Clinton Climate Initiative

Michael Youdelman - Manager, Department of Recycling/Resource Management, Stony Brook University