Governance

Steering Committee
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Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the chief governing body of the ACUPCC and is responsible for guidance, policy and direction of the ACUPCC. It is comprised of 20+ volunteers that reflect the diversity of higher education.

Wim Wiewel, Chair
President
Portland State University

Paul Ferguson, Vice Chair
President
Ball State University

Bryan Albrecht
President
Gateway Technical College

John Anderson
President
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Esther Barazzone
President
Chatham University

Michael Burke
President
Milwaukee Area Technical College

Michael Crow
President
Arizona State University

Debra Derr
President
Mt. Hood Community College

William Destler
President
Rochester Institute of Technology

John Dunn
President
Western Michigan University

Paul Fonteyn
President
Green Mountain College

Jonathan Gibralter
President
Frostburg State University

Jean Goodnow
President
Delta College

Nancy Oliver Gray
President
Hollins University

Divina Grossman
Chancellor
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Dianne Harrison
President
California State University, Northridge

Mark Huddleston
President
University of New Hampshire

Jacqueline Johnson
Chancellor
University of Minnesota-Morris

Elizabeth Kiss
President
Agnes Scott College

Steven Knapp
President
George Washington University

Gloria Larson
President
Bentley University

Jonathan Lash
President
Hampshire College

Linda Lujan
President
Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Michael Miller
President
Northland College

Scott Miller
President
Bethany College

Juan Olivarez
President
Aquinas College

John Sbrega
President
Bristol Community College

Jake Schrum
President
Emory & Henry College

William Shutkin
President
Presidio Graduate School

Mariko Silver
President
Bennington College

Greg Smith
President
Central Community College

Harry Williams
President
Delaware State University

Paul Zingg
President
California State University, Chico

2010-2012 Steering Committee
2008-2010 Steering Committee

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Second Nature


The ACUPCC is a signature program of Second Nature. The Second Nature team provides the following support to signatories:

  • Implementation Support, including direct telephone support for ACUPCC signatories; identification and development of climate action planning resources; and management of the online reporting system.
  • Organizing of events, including the annual Climate Leadership Summit, as well as workshops and webinars throughout the year.
  • Outreach to Presidents and other senior leaders with resources and opportunities to help them advance sustainability.
  • Providing administrative support to the Steering Committee.
  • Development and distribution of resource guides (in partnership with dozens of key experts), including a voluntary carbon offsets protocol, academic guidance with hundreds of examples of successful sustainability education efforts, and a document to help presidents understand and develop the skills to lead profound change initiatives such as the ACUPCC.
  • Communications, including media outreach to publicize the power of the network and activities of member schools; management of the ACUPCC web site; development and dissemination of the monthly Implementer newsletter; and creation and distribution of the annual report.

Second Nature is a non-profit organization that works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future through initiating bold commitments, scaling successful actions, and accelerating innovative solutions among leadership networks in higher education.

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