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Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee (EASC)

The Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee (EASC) is an advisory committee to the Vice Chancellor of Operations & Chief Operating Officer on issues concerning campus environmental, social and economic sustainability as it relates to academics and engagement, operations, and planning and administration. The EASC assesses MU’s campus sustainability and reviews and recommends strategies for improvement to be included in the Campus Sustainability Plan. Learn more about EASC.

EASC Members:

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Representative

Vice Chancellor for Operations Representative

Todd Houts
Director II
Environmental Health & Safety

Joint Office of Strategic Communication & Marketing Representative

Lisa Thurber
Sr. Director
Marketing & Communications

Vice Chancellor for Finance Representative

Shelley Bush Rowe
Sr. Director Program/Project Ops
Finance Administration

Vice Chancellor for Human Resources Representative

Teresa Long
Human Resources Consultant
Human Resources Services

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Representative

Tony Wirkus
Event Management and Sustainability Coordinator
Intercollegiate Athletics

Faculty Council appointed faculty members as Chair, and with teaching and research focus

Sougata Bardhan, Chair Assistant Research Professor School of Natural Resources
Sanjeev Khanna, Chair Professor Mechanical And Aerospace
David Beversdorf Professor Radiology
Keona Ervin Associate Professor History
Christine Li Assistant Professor School of Natural Resources
Mark Milanick Professor Med Pharmacology/Physiology
Hua Qin
Assistant Professor
Applied Social Sciences

Staff Representative

Eric Acton
Operations Support Tech Sr.
A.L. Gustin Golf Course

Missouri Students Association (MSA)

Rebecca Engen
Undergraduate Student

Graduate Professional Council (GPC)

Houston Sudekum
Graduate Student

MU Health Care Representative

Cindy Cook
Director, Environmental Services
Safety & Patient Support Services

Campus Facilities-Energy Management Representative

Tim Gephardt
Managing Engineer
Power Plant and Steam/Water Energy Management

Campus Facilities-Facility Operations Representative

Matt Maher
Assistant Director Facility Operations
Facility Operations

Campus Facilities-Planning, Design & Construction Representative

Chris Wilson
Program/Project Support Coordinator
Plan, Design & Construction

UM System – Procurement Operations Representative

David Silvey
Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Procurement Operations

Ex Officio

Srinivasan (Raghu) Raghavan
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office