Governance

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Governed by a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary, the Steering Committee is 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.

2016 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

Caroline Craig

Caroline Craig
Candidate, M.S. Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
The New School
3-year term 2016-2018

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


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

Andrew Gascho-Landis

Andrew Gascho Landis
Assistant Professor
Fisheries, Wildlife; Environmental Science
SUNY Cobleskill
3-year term 2016-2018

Kytt MacManus

Kytt MacManus
Geographic Information Specialist
CIESIN
Earth Institute at Columbia University
3-year term 2016-2018

Madeline Mignone

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 2016-2018


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 2016-2018


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

Rik Scarce

Rik Scarce, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
Skidmore College
3-year term 2016-2018

Steven Schimmrich

Steven Schimmrich, Ph.D.
Professor of Geology and Earth Sciences, STEM
SUNY Ulster County Community College
3-year term 2016-2018

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 2016 Steering Commitee Meeting Schedule

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 – 10:30am – 12:00pm (Conference Call)
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 – 9:30am – 12:00pm (Pace University, Pleasantville, NY)


Meeting Minutes