Faculty, Staff & Students for Sustainability

The President's Commission on Environmental Sustainability (PCES) works to enable Dickinson to become a leader for sustainability in higher education through transformative innovations in our curriculum, co-curricular programs, student life, campus culture, campus operations, and interactions with communities beyond the campus. The Commission achieves this mission by guiding at a strategic level all aspects of Dickinson's efforts in the area of sustainability, monitoring progress and advising the President and other bodies as appropriate.

The Commission shall help guide the development and implementation of a strategic vision for sustainability at Dickinson, identify priority actions needed to advance the vision, promote engagement of all spheres of the college, provide a forum to share information across divisions, coordinate cross-divisional efforts, oversee implementation of Dickinson's Climate Action Plan, and monitor and evaluate progress toward sustainability goals.

PCES Terms of Reference

Current PCES Members 2014-15:

  • Joyce Bylander, Vice President, Student Development

  • Cathy Davenport, Executive Director, Admissions
  • Jann Ernst, Academic Dept. Coordinator, Chemistry & Biology Department

  • Brady Hummel, '17, Student, Economics
  • Bronte Jones, Vice President, Finance & Campus Operations
  • Melissa Keebler, Assistant Chief of Staff, Office of the President

  • William Kochtitzky '16, Student, Earth Science & Environmental Studies

  • Howard Lalli, '90, Alumnus

  • Neil Leary, Director, Center for Sustainability Education

  • Andy McDonald, Assistant Professor French and Italian

  • Connie McNamara, Executive Director, Marketing & Communications

  • Robert Renaud, Vice President, Library and Information Services

  • Jennifer Schaefer, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Caryn Sennett, '15, Student, Environmental Studies & Spanish
  • Ken Shultes, Associate Vice President, Campus Operations

  • Nicky Tynan, Associate Professor of Economics

  • Neil Weissman, Provost and Dean of the College 

Contact PCES with your thoughts, comments, and questions:

Email: sustainability@dickinson.edu

Phone: 717.245.1781