University of Wisconsin–Madison

Open Forums for Director of Sustainability Finalists

The finalists for the position of the FP&M Director of Sustainability have been selected and will be visiting UW-Madison for their on-campus interviews during the period of June 5-18, 2018.

As part of their on-campus interviews, each candidate will participate in a public forum open to the campus community. Candidates will give a brief talk about their experience, training, education, and why they are interested in this position and then take questions from attendees.

Note: Feedback forms (see below) must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, June 20.

Tuesday, June 5, 1:15-2:15 pm
Biochemistry Building, 420 Henry Mall, Room 1120
Kate Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Feedback Form

Wednesday, June 6, 1:15-2:15 pm
Biochemistry Building, 420 Henry Mall, Room 1120
Ann (Gorkowski) Erhardt, Michigan State University
Feedback Form

Thursday, June 14, 1:15-2:15 pm
Union South (Check TITU)
Melissa Nergard, Illinois State University
Feedback Form

Friday, June 15, 1:45-2:45 pm
Union South (Check TITU)
Sara Maples, University of Iowa
Feedback Form

Monday, June 18, 1:15-2:15 pm
Union South (Check TITU)
Ben Kalscheur, Texas A&M University
Feedback Form

About this Position

The Director of Sustainability will serve as the key facilitator and organizational strategist to lead University of Wisconsin-Madison’s efforts to achieve its vision of instilling a culture of sustainability.

  • The Director will build upon existing successes to position UW-Madison as a leader in the field of sustainability at the city, state, regional, national and international level by promoting broader awareness of the university’s environmental, social and financial sustainability successes and accomplishments.
  • The Director will develop a comprehensive long-term strategy for an environmentally sustainable future by working with faculty, students, and staff across schools, colleges, divisions, departments and auxiliaries to incorporate sustainable principles and practices in daily operations and academic activities.
  • The Director will work closely with a faculty associate director appointed by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies who will have responsibility for the academic components of the program, including development of research partnerships, stewardship of sustainability curricula, and management of the UW-Madison Sustainability Program Certificate.

The full position description and curriculum vitae are available here: https://uwmadison.box.com/v/sustainability.