Sustainable Environment and Ecological Design Committee


The Sustainable Environment and Ecological Design Committee encourages, reviews, develops, recommends, and provides information about proposals that can enhance UCA's role in the local and national environmental community.

The committee is responsible for the following:

  1. Soliciting, receiving, and developing proposals to enhance and encourage activities such as (1) design of facilities and landscaping that enhances the campus both aesthetically and ecologically; (2) conservation of energy, materials, and water; (3) recycling; (4) reduction of pesticide and herbicide use; (5) more efficient food production and use; and other ways of improving the environmental role and/or lowering the financial cost of the university's day-to-day functioning.
  2. Reviewing and recommending proposals to the vice president for administrative services.
  3. Working with the vice president for administrative services, the physical plant, staff, faculty, and students to find ways to implement proposals and programs.
  4. Developing ways to make responsible and sustainable ecological approaches an integral part of the education experience at UCA.


  1. Five faculty members, one of whom will be an Environmental Sciences coordinator, appointed by the faculty senate.
  2. Four staff members appointed by the staff senate.
  3. Three student members appointed by the SGA.
  4. The director of the physical plant (permanent member).

Faculty and staff members will serve three-year rotating terms, and student members will serve two-year rotating terms. The Director of the Physical Plant will serve as chair.


Member Term Title
Laurie Warren (NSM) 2017 Faculty Senate Appointment
Michael Yoder (LA) 2016 Faculty Senate Appointment
Jessee Butler (CLA) 2018 Faculty Senate Appointment
Joanna Ewing (LIB) 2016 Faculty Senate Appointment
Ginny Adams (NSM - ES Coord) 2017 Faculty Senate Appointment
Kevin Carter 2015 Staff Senate Appointment
Lori Hudspeth 2017 Staff Senate Appointment
Sandra Hooper 2016 Staff Senate Appointment
Susan Peterson 2016 Staff Senate Appointment
Mollie Henager 2016 SGA Appointment
Hayley Harp 2016 SGA Appointment
Reed Atkinson 2016 SGA Appointment
Larry Lawrence, Chair Permanent Director of Physical Plant


on call

Reports to

Vice President for Administrative Services

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