Governance

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Governed by a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, Steering Committee comprised of the Consortium director, a chair, vice-chair and 18 members, including two students, the Steering Committee is responsible for providing strategic guidance for the Consortium's policies and programs, while the Director provides leadership by implementing the policies, activities, and work plans of the Consortium. The Committee meets four times a year, twice in the fall and twice in the spring. 

The Environmental Consortium maintains an office generously provided by its host institution, Pace University, in Pleasantville, New York.

Call for Student Nominations to the Consortium Steering Committee
Nominations close Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

download nomination form (.doc)

The Environmental Consortium Steering Committee solicits nominations for two open student positions on the Steering Committee. In order to qualify for a seat, student nominees must hail from an Institutional Member and commit to at least a two-year term. Yearly student service runs from September to September.

The Committee encourages nominations from different and diverse academic disciplines. If you are interested in serving on the Committee, please complete the student nomination form and send it to Lucy Johnson, Chair, at johnsonl@vassar.edu. If you would like to nominate someone else for service, please contact them first to assess their willingness to serve and ask them to send the nomination form.
 

2015 Steering Committee Members
(Yearly service runs from January 16th to January 15th for member terms. Student terms run September to September.)


Director:
Michelle Land Michelle Land, J.D.
Director
Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Pace University
2004-Present

Chair:
Lucy Johnson Lucille Lewis Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology
Vassar College
3-year term 2015-2017

Vice-Chair:
John Kowal John Kowal, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean
Maria College
3-year term 2014-2016
 
       
Committee Members:    

Stuart Belli

Stuart L. Belli, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Vassar College
3-year term 2015-2017


Paul Benzing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
The College of Saint Rose
3-year term 2014-2016


David T. Conover
Education Director
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
3-year term 2015-2017

John Cronin

John Cronin
Beacon Institute Fellow
Clarkson University
Senior Fellow in Environmental Affairs, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
Pace University
3-year term 2015-2017


Peter Ellard, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Siena College
3-year term 2013-2015


Monika Espinasa
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
SUNY Ulster County Community College
3-year term 2013-2015


Daniel Farkas, Ph.D.
Professor of Information Technology
Pace University
3-year term 2014-2016


Elyse Fuller
Associate Professor of Science
SUNY Rockland Community College
3-year term 2014-2016

Evan Kamber

Evan Kamber
Environmental Studies Major
Member of Student and College Committee on Sustainability
Vassar College
2-year term 2014-2015

Kytt MacManus

Kytt MacManus
Geographic Information Specialist
CIESIN
Earth Institute at Columbia University
3-year term 2013-2015


Madeline Micceri Mignone, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Coordinator, Science Department and Biology Program
Dominican College
3-year term 2014-2016

Walt Nadolny

Captain Walter Nadolny
Assistant Professor
Marine Transportation Department
SUNY Maritime College
3-year term 2013-2015


Larry O'Connell, MBA, MS, MA
Adjunct Professor of Economics
The New School
3-year term 2015-2016

Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer
Director, Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Sarah Lawrence College
3-year term 2015-2017


Carol Rietsma, Ph.D.
Emerita Associate Professor, Biology
SUNY New Paltz
3-year term 2013-2015


Douglas A. Robinson, Jr., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Natural Sciences
Mount Saint Mary College
3-year term 2015-2017

Martin Shaffer

Martin Shaffer, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Liberal Arts
Marist College
3-year term 2014-2016

Ex Officio:
Tim Sugrue Timothy F. Sugrue, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
Clarkson University
   
 

Fall 2015 Steering Commitee Meeting Schedule

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
    9:30am – 12:30pm
    Pace University
    Environmental Center Classroom
    Pleasantville, New York

  • Friday, December 11, 2015
    9:30am - 12:30pm
    Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries
    199 Main Street
    Beacon, New York

Meeting Minutes