Advisory Groups

Three panels of faculty, staff and students are helping evaluate the Comprehensive Energy Management project.

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) is serving as the main coordination point for each of the advisory groups. OAA contact: Jennifer Cowley.

President and Provost’s Council on Sustainability (PPCS)

Provide advice and counsel on the plan, with special emphasis on how the sustainability components of the project fit with the university’s goals, commitments and aspirations in this area. This group will also establish the university’s overall sustainability plan, which will provide direction not just for this project, but for any effort the university undertakes along the path of becoming more sustainable. This group provides representation from faculty, staff and students.

Chair: Kate Bartter, director, Office of Energy and Environment

Javaune Adams-Gaston, Vice President, Office of Student Life

Bhavik Bakshi, Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering and Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering

Gerard Basalla, President, Undergraduate Student Government

David Bowers, President, Council of Graduate Students

Geoff Chatas, Senior Vice President and CFO, Office of Business and Finance

Mark Conselyea, Associate Vice President, Medical Center Facilities

Jennifer Cowley, Vice Provost, Office of Academic Affairs

Mike Dixon, Sr. Administrative Director, Operations Facilities Support

Ben Givens, Chair-Elect, Faculty Council

Ann Hamilton, Vice President, University Communications

Gregory Hitzhusen, Environment and Natural Resources 

Jay Kasey, Senior Vice President, Office of Administration and Planning

Stephen Myers, Associate Provost, Office of Outreach and Engagement

Lynn Readey, Associate Vice President, Facilities Operations & Development

Michael Ringle, Chief of Staff, Inter-Professional Council

Gene Smith, Vice President and Director of Athletics, Department of Athletics

Caroline Whitacre, Vice President, Office of Research

Anna Willow, Regional Campus Faculty Representative, Regional Campuses

Huanxing Yang, Economics

 

Faculty Advisory Group

Provide advice and counsel on the plan, with special emphasis on technical evaluation of the potential proposals and mechanisms for achieving energy reductions, overall savings in power purchase and efficiencies for the university. This group has been created with advice from OAA leadership, including deans and vice provosts, from the more than 400 faculty members at the university with expertise in various areas of energy, sustainability and climate research. The group provides representation from faculty.

Chair: Guy Rub, assistant professor, College of Law

Antonio Conejo, Integrated Systems Engineering

Ann Cook, Earth Sciences

Andrew Cruse, Knowlton School of Architecture

Noah Dormady, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Neil Drobny, Management & Human Resources

Doug Jones, John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Peter Mohler, Physiology & Cell Biology

Brian Roe, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics

Council on the Physical Environment (COPE)

Provide advice and counsel on the plan, with special emphasis on providing broad and encompassing perspective on the project’s potential effects to the academic enterprise and quality of life for the university community. Provide oversight of the overall process and serve as the main liaison with University Senate.  Appointed by Faculty Council. This group provides representation from faculty, staff and students.

Chair: Andrew Heckler, associate professor, Department of Physics 

John Blust, University Staff Advisory Committee

Enrico Bonello, Plant Pathology

Amy Burgess, designee of the senior vice president of Administration & Planning (non-voting)

Geoff Chatas (or designee), Senior Vice President and CFO, Office of Business and Finance (non-voting)

Ann Christy, Food, Agr & Biological Eng

Jennifer Cowley, designee of the provost (non-voting)

Samir Ghadiali, Biomedial Engineering

David Glass, Undergraduate Student Government

Addison Hutcheson, Inter-Professional Council

Carrie Jarka, University Staff Advisory Committee

Chris Penrose, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Aaron Wang, Undergraduate Student Government

Alex Wesaw, Council of Graduate Students

Alper Yilmaz, Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering