Strategic Initiatives

Green SUNY Plattsburgh

We invite you to participate in the college strategic initiative to "Green SUNY Plattsburgh." Our efforts will build on the college's rich history and legacy of environmental education, citizenship, and stewardship.

Environmental Conservation/Stewardship is one of five strategic themes in the SUNY Plattsburgh Strategic Plan for 2009-2012. It is time now to begin the process of developing and implementing a comprehensive program in campus sustainability.

Plattsburgh Sustainability Task Force

Dr. Lauren Eastwood (Sociology and Environmental Studies ) and Keith Tait (EHS Director) serve as co-chairs of the Plattsburgh Sustainability Task Force (PSTF). PSTF will coordinate with the Campus Committee on Environmental Responsibility.

PSTF has recommended the creation of nine focus groups organized into two general categories: "Culture, Communications and Activities" and "Campus Infrastructure" at its initial meeting on Planning Day (January 23, 2009).

  • Culture, Communication and Activities
    • Student Engagement
    • Culture, Communication & Reputation
    • Curriculum Development
    • Green Procurement - Campus Purchasing Practices
  • Campus Infrastructure
    • Energy Use
    • Water & Waste Water Use and Disposal
    • Solid Waste Disposal & Recycling Programs
    • Construction/Renovation - Renewal of the Campus Infrastructure
    • Transportation Use

Get Involved

If you would like to participate in our efforts, please e-mail Liz Woodard in the Provost's office with your expression of interest. Please indicate which topics would be of primary interest to you. Lauren Eastwood and Keith Tait will help facilitate and support the process. They will contact you and announce a schedule of meetings for the semester. Our goal is to develop a series of recommendations to be presented at a campus event on Earth Day, April 22, 2009.

Many thanks for your interest in Campus Sustainability at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Learn More

To view Campus Sustainability Task Force Planning Day Slides, please use the following link: Log in. Click on My Communites, Communities I have joined, Academic Affairs Documents then click on Campus-Sustainability-Task Force.

Creative Revenue Generation Task Force

The Creative Generation Task Force is co-chaired by Dr. Nancy Church, Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, and Dr. Christopher Kirkey, Director of the Center for the Study of Canada.

The task force is charged with the following initiative:

"Identify short and long-term strategies and opportunities to broaden the college's revenue base and reduce dependence on state funds. These activities should embrace the creativity of our faculty and be consistent with our academic mission. They may range from recruitment of high tuition generating students to executive education. Consideration should also be given to more efficient operations for the entire campus. All activities should be revenue enhancing, but also consistent with the educational mission and new strategic plan of the college."

A total of thirteen people attended the initial Revenue-Generation break-out session held during the January Planning Day, which led to the formation of the Task Force. For additional information, please contact James Liszka.

Campus Diversity and Work-Family Balance

Task Force Formed To Examine Improving and Enhancing Campus Diversity and Work-Family Balance

Dr. Simona Sharoni, Associate Professor and Chair of Gender and Women's Studies Department SUNY at Plattsburgh is the chair of this strategic initiative task force charged with examining ways to improve and enhance campus diversity and work-family balance.

Other members of the task force include: Dan Gordon (Music), Larry Mills (HRS), Sarah Reyell (HRS), Connie Shemo (History), Lynn Schlesinger (Sociology), and Jackie Vogl (International Students). The Task Force intends to submit their findings and policy recommendations in a final report to the Provost Higgins.


Contact Information

For more information about Academic Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 802
Phone: (518) 564-5402

Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 805
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415