Sustainability and Climate Action Planning Task Force

The Sustainability and Climate Action Planning (SCAP) Task Force will help to create NIU’s first campus-wide sustainability and climate action plan. The task force is composed of two committees: a steering committee and a working committee.

Members of the Steering Committee

  • President Lisa Freeman, ex officio
  • Provost Beth Ingram, ex officio
  • Jerry Blazey, Vice President of Research and Innovation Partnerships
  • Rena Costones, Chief Engagement Officer and Vice President,
    Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
  • Clint-Michael Reneau, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Vernese Edgehill-Walden, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Chief Diversity Officer
  • Sean Frazier, Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation
  • Catherine Squires, President and CEO, NIU Foundation and Vice President for University Advancement
  • Bob Brinkmann, Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Courtney Gallaher, Campus Sustainability Coordinator

Working Committee Membership

  • Courtney Gallaher, Campus Sustainability Coordinator (Chair)
  • Jim Fitzjarrell, Senior Engineer, Architecture and Engineering
  • Dave Mannia, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Health and Safety
  • Chris Gilbert, Transportation Services
  • Bryan Flowers, Food Systems Innovation
  • Luke Sebby, NIU Foundation, Strategic Development
  • Tom Skuzinski, Director of ESE
  • Melanie Costello, Director of Loredo Taft campus
  • Nick Pohlman, faculty rep, CEET (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Tomoyuki Shibata, faculty rep, CHHS (Public Health)
  • Christine Mooney, faculty rep, COB (Social Entrepreneurship)
  • Alyssa Edwards, Earth Atmosphere and Environment, graduate student rep
  • Anthony Capezio, ENVS/Philosophy undergraduate student rep
  • Samantha Berk, staff rep, Biological Sciences

Contact Us

Courtney Gallaher, Ph.D.
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Lowden Hall 202
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