Steering Committee

Mission Statement:

The Siena College Sustainability Steering Committee champions sustainability in all its forms at Siena. Our goal is to help Siena become a recognized leader in institutionalized sustainable practices that are appropriate for a small, liberal arts college.

The Sustainability Steering Committee works to:

  1. Promote a culture of sustainability at Siena
  2. Educate the Siena community about sustainable practices, and
  3. Coordinate sustainability initiatives and activities at Siena.

The Sustainability Steering Committee recognizes that Siena's commitment to environmental sustainability embodies our Franciscan tradition's characteristic emphasis on peacemaking, social justice, and reverence for all creation, while also enhancing the College's long term financial stability.


The Steering Committee consists of students and faculty from various departments on campus.

Members:

Ashley Aupperle - Sustainability Scholar, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Beth DeAngelis - Sr. Thea Bowman Center for Women

Tom Dickens - Religious Studies Department, Franciscan Center for Catholic Studies

Judy Dougherty - Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy

Vera Eccarius-Kelly - School of Liberal Arts, Political Science Department

Eileen Fitzgerald - Sustainability Scholar, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Mark Frost - Facilities Management

Maria Gigliello - President-Environmental Club, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Rachel Jones - Siena Fresh Food Services

Jean Mangun - Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Katherine Meierdiercks - Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Mark Reamer - Office of the President

Paul Thurston - Center for Academic Community Engagement, Management Department