University Committee on Sustainability





Committee Reporting Relationship

The Committee reports to the Executive Vice Presidents.


The Committee on Sustainability advises the Executive Vice Presidents on all matters related to the University’s commitment to sustainability and how those impact the future of the University including interrelated environmental, financial, teaching, research, and social aspects. In carrying out this charge, the Committee shall be engaged in the following:

  • Fostering the development and dissemination of sustainability knowledge through research and teaching.
  • Promoting the highest-standards of sustainable practice on Grounds.
  • Engaging the civic and academic communities in topics associated with sustainability.
  • Contributing to and reporting on progress in achieving the University’s sustainability goals.

Committee Structure

The Committee shall be co-chaired by one academic and one administrative member appointed by the Executive Vice Presidents. Leadership of the Committee and its sub-Committees shall rotate at least biennially. The Committee membership, also appointed by the Executive Vice Presidents, shall draw from the following departments and areas:

  • Facilities Management
  • Office of the Architect
  • Business Operations
  • Medical Center
  • Associate Vice President for Sustainability and Environment
  • Minimum of four at-large faculty members drawn from the eleven Schools1 and including at least one member who will represent the research community
  • Minimum of three at-large student members including at least one graduate student
  • Faculty Senate
  • Staff Senate
  • Student Affairs & Residence Life
  • Provost
  • Libraries
  • University Human Resources
  • Office for Diversity and Equity
  • Information Technology Services
  • Community Relations
  • UVA Foundation
  • Procurement
  • Athletics
  • Finance
  • Treasury
  • Development

Committee Membership

Robert Andrejewski, Ex-Officio Member

Brent Beringer, Director of Dining Services

Reba Camp, Administrator, Medical Center Facilities Planning & Capital Development

Lia Cattaneo, Undergraduate Student

Phoebe Crisman, Associate Professor of Architecture, Co-Chair of Teaching and Research Subcommittee

Anthony de Bruyn, University Spokesperson, University Communications

Kevin Fox, Administrator, Medical Center Facilities Planning & Capital Development

James Galloway, Professor of Environmental Sciences

David Germano, Professor of Religious Studies

Cheryl Gomez, Director of Operations, Co-Chair of Committee

Carla Jones, Lecturer and Program Director, School of Architecture

William Keene Jr., Research Professor, Faculty Senate Representative

Lawrence, Deborah, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Co-Chair of Teaching and Research Subcommittee

Michael J. Lenox, Academic Director & Associate Dean, The Batten Institute

Karen J. McGlathery, Associate Vice President for Research, Sustainability and the Environment

Fred Missel, Director of Design & Development, UVA Foundation

Julia Monteith, Senior Land Use Planner, Office of the Architect

Kristin Morgan, Program Director, Office for Diversity & Equity, Co-Chair of Civic Engagement Subcommittee

Nina Morris, Sustainability Program Manager, Office for Sustainability, Co-Chair of Civic Engagement Subcommittee

Amy Muldoon, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, Staff Senate Representative

Scott Norris, Director of Business Services, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

Matthew Oreska, Graduate Student

Alexander M. Russell, Undergraduate Student

Wynne Stuart, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Classroom Management

Donald Sundgren, Chief Facilities Officer, Co-Chair of Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee

Andrea Trimble, Sustainability Director, Office for Sustainability, Co-Chair of Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee

Jessica Wenger, Environmental Projects Manager, Facilities Management

Rebecca White, Director of Parking & Transportation

Mark White, Associate Professor of Commerce, Co-Chair of Committee

Timothy White, Senior Immigration Consultant, University Human Resources

Helen Wilson, Assistant University Landscape Architect, Office of the Architect

Committee Meetings

The University Committee on Sustainability meeting schedule for Fall 2014:

Monday, October 6, 4:00-6:00 pm in Newcomb Hall Room 177

Friday, October 31, 10:00-11:00 am in Newcomb Hall Room 481

Monday, December 15, 3:00-4:00 pm in Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room

Committee Notes & Materials

Committee Notes – December 13, 2013

Committee Notes – May 23, 2013

2012 Annual Report

2011 Annual Report

2010 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report


1Architecture, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Commerce, Darden, Law, Batten, Arts and Sciences, Curry, Medicine, Nursing, and Continuing and Professional Studies.