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UC Santa Barbara

July 9th-12th, 2018

Steering Committee

The steering committee is the highest-level decision making body for the conference.  It serves to create continuity within the conference from year to year.  The committee also provides the perspective of all four systems of higher education with connections to a diverse set of campuses and system offices.  This helps us remain responsive to our diverse constituency. The steering committee focuses on decisions that affect the core mission, principles, vision, and sustainability of the conference.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly (via Conference Call)

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the continuity and quality of the conference from year to year;
  • Review the top theme and tagline recommendations from the host campus steering committee and select the final theme/tagline;
  • Review the top keynote recommendations from the host campus steering committee and select the final keynotes;
  • Select the topic areas for the conference;
  • Review and approve the schedule for the conference;
  • Determine the vision, goals, and intended audience of the conference;
  • Develop speaker selection criteria and guidelines that will be applicable across the conference tracks; Speaker selection committees should follow these guidelines, but may add supplemental guidelines/criteria specific to their tracks;
  • Select speaker selection committee chairs;
  • Promote the call for speaker selection committee membership and assist CHESC staff in identifying applicants; speaker selection committee members will be selected by the speaker selection committee Chairs;
  • Select new steering committee members and promote the call for new Steering Committee members; Assist CHESC staff in identifying potential applicants;
  • Select steering committee chairs;
  • Review the program developed by the speaker selection committees and address any potential areas of concern;
  • Select pre- and post-conference workshops;
  • Review feedback from conference participants, reflect on the lessons learned and successes of past events, and determine ways to improve future events;
  • Review and approve recommendations of the host campus selection committee for new host campus(es);
  • Review reports from the budget sub-committee of the steering committee and address any significant concerns;
  • Identify potential sponsors and exhibitors and make initial introductions to those companies;
  • Make efforts to personally reach out to colleagues and identify potential outreach lists for speaking proposals, committee membership, and event attendance;
  • Select best practice award categories;
  • Determine which campuses are eligible for awards;
  • Review and approve timeline for awards selection drafted by staff;
  • Review and approve the self-nomination form for award applicants;
  • Determine the structure of the Best Practice Awards Ceremony;
  • Collaborate with UCB Green Building Research Center on development of Case Studies; and
  • Attend the annual conference (July 9th-12th, 2018).

Structure of the Steering Committee:

 Position Title/ Representation Elected or Appointed Term End Date Name Title Institution
Student, Community College Elected    Fall 2019

 TBD

   
Student, California State University Elected    Fall 2018  Madison Simon Communications and Outreach Student Assistant, University Planning and Sustainability CSU Long Beach
Student, University of California Elected    Fall 2018  Lauren Jabusch  PhD Candidate, Bio and Ag Engineering  UC Davis
Student, Private College Elected    Fall 2019  TBD    
Faculty, Community College Elected    Fall 2019  TBD    
Faculty, California State University Elected     Fall 2019  Daniel Fernandez  Professor, School of Natural Sciences  CSU Monterrey Bay
Faculty, University of California Elected     Fall 2018  Ronnie D. Lipschutz Professor, Politics; Provost, Rachel Carson College   UC Santa Cruz
Faculty, Private College Elected    Fall 2019  Gerri McNenny  Associate Professor, College of Educational Studies  Chapman University
Staff, Community College Elected   Fall 2018  Don Reid Supervisor, Printing Services  American River College
Staff, Community College Elected   Fall 2019  TBD    
Staff, California State University Elected   Fall 2019  Steve McKenzie Associate Director of Housing Facilities & Residence Life Humboldt State University
Staff, California State University Elected   Fall 2018  Jill Anthes  

Executive Director of Planning and Design, Physical Planning and Development

 

San Francisco State University

Staff, University of California Elected   Fall 2018  Sean Parker Senior Construction Commodity Manager, Procurement  UC Office of the President
Staff, University of California Elected   Fall 2019   Nurit Katz  Chief Sustainability Officer  UC Los Angeles
Staff, Private College Elected   Fall 2019  Lindsey Kalkbrenner  Director, Center for Sustainability  Santa Clara University
Staff, Private College Elected   Fall 2019  TBD    
CCC Chancellor’s Office Appointed   Fall 2018  TBD    
CSU Chancellor’s Office Appointed   Fall 2018  Michael Clemson Energy Program Manager  CSU Chancellor’s Office
CSU Chancellor’s Office Appointed   Fall 2018  Erin Brewster Sustainability Manager CSU Chancellor’s Office
UC Office of the President Appointed   Fall 2018  Janika McFeely Sustainability Specialist

UC Office of the President

UC Office of the President Appointed   Fall 2018  Matt St. Clair

Director of Sustainability

UC Office of the President
CCC/Utility Partnership Program Appointed   Fall 2018  Alison Erlenbach

Senior Program Manager; Government and Community Partnerships

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
UC/CSU/Utility Partnership Program Appointed   Fall 2018  Lisa Hannaman  Account Manager Southern California Edison
Host Campus Appointed   Fall 2018  Nicolás Pascal PhD Candidate, The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education UC Santa Barbara
Host Campus Appointed   Fall 2018  Katie Maynard Sustainability Coordinator; CHESC Executive Director UC Santa Barbara
Host Campus Appointed   Fall 2019  Mo Lovegreen Director of Sustainability UC Santa Barbara
Legacy Host Campus
Elected   Fall 2018  Megan Moscol  Interim Manager, Facilities Projects, Programs, and Sustainability, Physical Plant  CSU Fullerton
Advisory Members (Non-Voting)          
CHESC Event and Financial Coordinator Hired N/A Nicola Hesketh Event and Financial Coordinator, CHESC UC Santa Barbara

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Appointed   Fall 2018 Maychelle Yee Senior Utility Services Specialist Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
San Diego Gas & Electric Appointed   Fall 2018  TBD    
Pacific Gas & Electric Company Appointed   Fall 2018  TBD    
Southern California Edison Appointed   Fall 2018  Holly Merrihew   Southern California Edison
Southern California Gas Appointed   Fall 2018  TBD