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Campus Energy Council

As part of its latest climate action plan, AppCAP 1.0: A Vision for Climate Neutrality, App State has formed a Campus Energy Council, which comprises university leaders in finance, sustainability, facility operations and energy. These leaders meet regularly to discuss large-scale energy solutions and determine how to fund them.

Campus Energy Council members:

  • George Baldwin, executive director for corporate and foundation relations
  • Dr. Lee Ball, chief sustainability officer
  • Hank Foreman, vice chancellor of external affairs and strategic initiatives, chief of staff and secretary of the university
  • Dr. Christine Hendren, director of the Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics and professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
  • Dr. Ece Karatan, vice provost of research
  • Nick Katers, associate vice chancellor of facilities
  • Ed Miller, general manger of New River Light and Power
  • Jeff Pierce, director of planning, design and construction
  • Jonathan Pierson, energy manager in Facilities Operations
  • Dr. Jamie Russell, director of the Appalachian Energy Center and professor in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Learn more about the AppCAP 1.0 climate action plan.