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The Faculty Sustainability Council (FSC) is a technical advisory group to the President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (PSAC) charged in early 2017 with:

  1. Review the efforts of benchmarks and national leaders at integrating sustainability with their curriculum and research
  2. Evaluate strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of the current of state of sustainability in the curriculum and research at UK
  3. Propose short, medium and long-term goals for better supporting and promoting this integration
  4. Set in place an assessment and evaluation process

The FSC completed their report in June of 2018 and presented it to the Provost in July. Sustainability in Research and Instruction at the University of Kentucky: Challenges and Goals.  

In the fall of 2018, Provost Blackwell recharged the FSC with the implementation of these goals outlined by the report over the next three years:

  • Facilitate Interdisciplinary Research and Instructional Efforts
  • Ensure that All UK Students Experience Sustainability in their Academic Careers
  • Become a Recognized Leading Institution in Sustainability
Composition and Membership (2018-2021)
  • Fazleena Badurdeen*, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
  • Emily Bergeron, Historic Preservation, College of Design
  • Betsy Beymer-Farris, Geography, Arts and Sciences
  • Greg Davis*, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine (
  • Alyssa Eckman, Integrated Strategic Communication, College of Communication and Information
  • Wally Ferrier*, Management, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Krista Jacobsen*, Horticulture, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Robert Jensen, School of Art and Visual Studies, College of Fine Arts
  • Lee Meyer*, Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Margaret Mohr-Schroeder*, STEM Education, College of Education
  • John Peloza, Marketing and Supply Chain, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Kelly Pennell, Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute and Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment
  • Eric Reece*, English, Arts and Sciences
  • Jeff Rice, Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Ali Rossi, Community and Leadership Development/GEN 100 Program, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Bob Sandmeyer*, Philosophy, Arts and Sciences
  • Helen Turner*, Interior Design, College of Design
  • Mark Swanson*, Health, Behavior and Society, Public Health
  • Kevin Yeager*, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences
  • Larry Holloway, Vice Provost

*Indicates prior FSC membership during initial 2017 – 2018 charge