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Environmental Initiatives Committee

The Environmental Initiatives Committee, working in conjunction with the Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC), facilitates the integration of environmental and sustainability initiatives into Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Facilities Management. This committee also supports SPARC in its activities and role as a local and statewide resource for scientifically-based information and for leadership in addressing sustainability challenges. The committee serves as both the advisory board to SPARC and a rotating working group of faculty from across the colleges, which studies, evaluates and makes recommendations for sustainability-supportive policy affecting the campus community. The committee is led by Co-Chairs: one faculty member from the EIC and the other the Director of the SPARC, or the Director’s designee. 

Contact Us

Dr. Alice Mulder

Phone: 801-626-6198

Dr. Heather Root

Phone: 801-626-6175


Name College Email
Brandon Burnett Science
Christy Call Arts & Humanities
Matt Gnagey Business & Economics
Mark Halverson (Ex Officio) Facilities Management
Frank Harrold (Administration) Social & Behavioral Sciences
Kyra Hudson Arts & Humanities
John Kelly EAST
Jonny Kelly Health Professions
Mary Foss EAST
Jenny Kokai Arts & Humanities
T. Grant Lewis Education
Heather Merkley Health Professions
Mark A. Stevenson Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clay Rasmussen (Liason) College of Education

The EIC Committee meeting schedule and other sustainability events can be found on the sustainability calendar.