Sustainability Councils

Each College and unit at Penn State is invited to create a Sustainability Council. The purpose of the Sustainability Council is to strategically advance the University’s sustainability goals from within its unit. Each Sustainability Council is headed by a Chair and composed of faculty, staff, students and stakeholders. Councils are seated by the Dean or Chancellor to provide leadership and ensure their college/campus is sustainable in all efforts, including research, teaching and operations. Chairs play a key role in identifying short- and long- term sustainability goals and strategies, creating a sustainability charter for the unit, and aligning the unit’s unique mission and goals with the sustainable development goals of UN Agenda 2030. Below is a regularly updated list of current councils, chairs and charters.

If you are interested in learning more about Sustainability Councils, Chairs and Charters, please contact the Sustainability Institute by calling or emailing: 814-865-7488 /

College of Arts & Architecture

Photo of Juliet Pinto

Bellisario College of Communications

Juliet Pinto
Council Chair

Charles T. Anderson headshot

Eberly College of Science

Facilities Engineering Institute

Mark Garlicki
Council Chair

Photo of Rachel Brennan

College of Engineering

Photo of Amit Sharma

College of Health and Human Development

Amit Sharma
Council Chair

Brian Daigle headshot

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Brian Daigle
Council Co-Chair

Prasenjit Mitra headshot

College of Information Sciences and Technology

Prasenjit Mitra
Council Co-Chair

College of Liberal Arts

Nathan Piekelek headshot

University Libraries

Nathan Piekelek
Council Chair

Sarah Bronson headshot

College of Medicine

Sarah Bronson
Council Chair

Erin Kitt-Lewis headshot

College of Nursing

Smeal College of Business

Smeal College of Business