Campus Sustainability Committee


Appointed by: President

Reports to: Vice President of Finance and Operations

Number of Members: 11**

Administrator: 1

Faculty:  2

Staff:  4

Student: 1

Community: 1

At-Large Members: 2

**To be determined by the number of at-large nominees

Updated:  September 2022


Purpose. Provides a forum for communicating more effectively among administrators, students, staff and faculty about sustainability and sustainable practices; studies and develops plans and recommendations for sustainability initiatives on the SHSU campus; and fosters an active partnership with the Huntsville community to promote joint sustainability ventures.

Member Appointments. The President makes all appointments.  Staff Senate nominates one staff representative; University Faculty Senate nominates one faculty representative; the Vice President for Student Affairs nominates one Student Affairs representative; the Vice President of Finance and Operations nominates one representative from Utilities and Energy Management; the Student Government Association nominates one student representative. When the position is vacant, the City Manager or his/her designated representative is nominated by the committee co-chairs.  Up to four at-large members (faculty or staff) are nominated as needed by the committee co-chairs and serve two-year terms.

Faculty and Staff members serve two-year terms ending August 31; student members serve a one-year term ending May 31. By virtue of positions, the Director of Building and Landscape Services, the Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Huntsville City Manager (or designated representative from the city) serve indefinite terms. 

Chair Appointment. Co-chairs are appointed by the President from nominations by University Faculty Senate and Staff Senate and serve two-year staggered terms ending August 31.


Committee Members 


Term expires August 31, 2023
Tammy Vaco, Co-Chair (Staff)

Term expires August 31, 2024
Jaime Coyne, Co-Chair (Faculty)

Terms expire August 31, 2023
Roseanne Keathley, College of Health Sciences, Department of Population Health
Lara Patterson, Division of Student Affairs
Mary Breaux, College of Criminal Justice

Terms expire May 31, 2023
Veronica Calderon, Student Government Association

Indefinite Terms
Evan Anderson, Building and Landscaping Services (Administrator)
Stephanie Knific, Marketing & Communications
Aron Mulhavy, City Manager of Huntsville

At-Large Members

Terms expire August 31, 2023
Matt Roberts, Utilities & Energy Management/Facilities Management
Eric Owen, Newton Gresham Library


To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
Tama Hamrick
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2394
Email: thamrick@shsu.edu