Chancellor's Sustainability Advisory Committee (CSAC)

This committee includes UMass Amherst sustainability experts and representatives of the major sustainability constituencies from across campus.

  • The role of CSAC is to:
    1.  Facilitate integration of sustainability initiatives across the campus
    2.  Recommend sustainability priorities to the Chancellor and Chancellor's Leadership Council (CLC)
    3.  Serve as an intermediary for student initiatives to the administration

CSAC meets monthly throughout the calendar year with one to two breaks in the schedule during summer and winter break.

Current membership includes 21 representatives from:

Tilman Wolf, Associate Chancellor for Space & Capital Planning, Provost Office

Ezra Small, Campus Sustainability Manager, Physical Plant
Laurie Simmons, Assistant Campus Sustainability Manager, Physical Plant
Kathy Wicks, Auxiliary Services Sustainability Director, Auxiliary Services

Raymond Jackson, Director, Physical Plant
Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner, Campus Planning
Ted Mendoza, Project Manager, Design & Construction Management
Jeff Hescock, Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Jack Brown, Assistant Budget Director, Budget Office
​Dawn Bond, Director, F&CS Operational Services
Ken Toong, Executive Director, ​Auxiliary Services
Tricia MacKenzie, Executive Director of Marketing Strategy, University Relations
Kimberly Dumpson, Vice President of Advancement, UMass Amherst Foundation
Betsy Cracco, Executive Director, Well Being, Access & Prevention, Student Affairs & Campus Life: 

Nandita Mani, Dean of University Libraries (Rotating Dean)
Craig Nicolson, Professor, Environmental Conservation (College of Natural Sciences Rep)
(College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Rep) - EMPTY
Ray Kinoshita Mann, Professor, Architecture (College of Humanities & Fine Arts Rep)
Robert Deconto, Professor, Geosciences, (School of Earth and Sustainability Rep)
Melanie Radik, Science & Engineering Librarian, UMass Libraries
Jack Minella, Student Government Association
Cosmo LaViola, Graduate Student Senate

For questions regarding CSAC please contact campus sustainability manager, Ezra Small by emailing or calling 413-545-0799.

Reports and Presentations: