Climate Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Climate Advisory Board


Collage of pictures on the UCCS campus - biking, solar panels, green house, clean the stream and Bestway Recycling


UCCS Climate Advisory Board

The Climate Advisory Board was designated by the chancellor to provide guidance and help shape and promote UCCS strategies to meet the university's climate commitment. Members of this board will increase coordination, innovation, and leadership across the campus in pursuit of UCCS climate strategies and will connect with and encourage regional climate initiatives. 

UCCS Climate Goals

As delineated in the 2010 UCCS Climate Action Plan:

      • Twenty percent reduction in emissions from 2006 baseline by 2020 = 14,083 mtCO2e
      • Fifty percent reduction in emissions from 2006 baseline by 2030 = 8,802 mtCO2e
      • Eighty percent reduction in emissions from 2006 baseline by 2050 = 3,521 mtCO2e
      • Actions to make climate neutrality and sustainability part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students
      • Actions to expand research or other efforts necessary to achieve climate neutrality
      • Actions to support culture of sustainability and to be known nationally as a green school 

*mtCO2e = metric tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (includes all greenhouse gases) 

Board Members

The Climate Advisory Board consists of administrators, faculty, students and staff who will explore ways UCCS can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Jerry Wilson, Chief Information Officer
Peter Braza, Dean Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Ramaswami (Dan) Dandapani, Dean College of Engineering and Applied Science
Julie Albertson, Senior Instructor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Linda Kogan, Sustainability Director
Kevin Gilford, Assistant Sustainability Director

Mary Coussons-Read, Provost
Fred Crowly, Associate Director Southern Colorado Economic Forum, Senior Instructor College of Business
Jeff Davis, Executive Director Auxiliary Service Operations
Rob Dougherty, Director Physical Plant
Holly Kaspar, Director Auxiliary Services Marketing
Cynthia Norton, Chemical Management, Public Safety Department
Janel Owens, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Kimberly Reeves, Sustainability Programs Manager
Gary Reynolds, Executive Director Facilities Services
Jim Spice, Executive Director Parking and Transportation
Susan Szpryka, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
Kee Warner, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness

Matthew Driftmier, Student Government Association, Sustainable Transportation Assistant - student
Angela Martel - student
Alexandra Sinchak - student
Tracy Jacobs - student
Monica Rodarte - student

Broad Goals for the UCCS Climate Advisory Board