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Skidmore College

Campus Sustainability Subcommittee

The Campus Sustainability Subcommittee (CSS) is one of the six standing subcommittees of the Institutional Planning and Policy Committee (IPPC). The IPCC is the central deliberative body for all-college governance. 

Function: To research, review, recommend and help support the implementation of sustainability policies and procedures in such areas as waste and recycling, academics, transportation, green building, food systems, climate and energy, landscape and ecosystem management, community, diversity and equity, and communication and assessment. This includes assisting in the coordination of sustainability strategic planning and its assessment and updates. The subcommittee may create working groups to assist with this process. Secondarily, to coordinate strategic event planning and collaborative efforts between departments around these topics.


  • Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment (Chair)
  • Sustainability Coordinator for Student Programming
  • Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs
  • Faculty Member (elected through a Faculty Executive Committee process)
  • Director of Facilities Services (or designee)
  • Director of Purchasing Services (or designee)
  • Representative from Student Affairs
  • Representative from Admissions and Financial Aid
  • Representative from Advancement
  • Student Representative of the Environmental Action Club
  • Student Representative from the Student Government Association Sustainability Commission

Current Membership (2023-2024)

  • Apple Alvarez '24, Student Government Association Sustainability Commission
  • Beth Brucker-Kane, Associate Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship
  • Megan Buchanan, Associate Athletic Director
  • Darren Drabek, Associate Director of Admissions 
  • Grace Geurin '24, Secretary, Environmental Action Club
  • Jen Natyzak, Assistant Director of Sustainability Programs
  • Christine Page, Associate Professor of Marketing
  • Dan Rodecker, Assistant VP of Facilities and Planning
  • Tarah Rowse, Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment, Chair
  • Carol Schnitzer, Director of Purchasing
  • Mark Youndt, Professor, Management and Business, Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs