Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Committee

The University of Richmond Sustainability and Environmental Awareness Committee (SEAC) is an Administrative Committee and is advisory in nature. It addresses issues that pertain to sustainability at the University of Richmond.

SEAC is charged with identifying strategic opportunities to integrate sustainability into the core functions of the University, including educational, operational, and co-curricular activities. The committee reports to the Provost (Executive Vice President for Academics) and the Executive Vice President for Business and Finance.

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  • Charge
    1. To increase the University community’s knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues and objectives;

    2. To monitor University operations and recommend to the Director of Sustainability, the Vice President for Business and Finance, the Provost, and/or the University Faculty, as appropriate, steps that the University should take to protect and improve conditions that support the health and well-being of people and the natural world.

    3. To update, support, and guide the implementation of the University’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for incorporating climate neutrality into the curriculum and educational experiences for all students;

    4. To monitor and report progress toward meeting the goals in the Climate Action Plan and the Campus Master Plan;

    5. To draft and implement a strategic plan for sustainability that outlines the goals and strategies to build a healthier, more sustainable campus community;

    6. To promote University of Richmond’s sustainability practices and programs on a local, regional, and national level.

    7. To support the University of Richmond’s efforts to develop innovative practices that steward our environmental, human, and financial resources.
  • Membership

    • Two faculty members from Arts & Science

    • One faculty member each from Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Law, Robins School of Business, and School of Professional and Continuing Studies

    • Director of Sustainability (ex officio)

    • Provost (or his/her designee, ex officio)

    • Vice President for Business and Finance (or appointee, ex officio)

    • Two student representatives

    • Associate Vice President of Facilities (or appointee)

    • Associate Vice President for Campus Services (or appointee)

    • Director of Environmental Services (or appointee)

    • University Engineer (ex officio)

    • Two at-large staff members (appointed by the Provost and the Vice President for Business and Finance)

  • 2023-2024 Members
    • Rob Andrejewski, Sustainability (Chair)

    • Tyler Betzhold, Dining Services

    • Zoe Cultrara, ‘25

    • Jessica Flanigan, JLS

    • Gretchen Flynn, SPCS

    • Sylvia Gale, Center for Civic Engagement

    • Ansleigh Gunter, ’24

    • David Hale, EVP & COO

    • Daniel Hart, Sustainability

    • Haley Herrmann, Sustainability

    • Carlos Hurtado Martilletti, RSB (abroad this year)

    • Cary Jamieson, Sustainability

    • Somiah Lattimore, Creativity, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship

    • Maria O’Callaghan-Cassidy, Campus Operations

    • Joan Saab, Provost

    • David Salisbury, A&S

    • Erling Sjovold, A&S

    • Jennifer Stancil, Foundation, Grants, & Corporate Relations

    • Danielle Stokes, Law

    • Marti Tomlin, University Recreation

    • Josh Wroniewicz, Campus Services