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Stan State's First Sustainability Coordinator
The University is committed to continuing its efforts in sustainability and, as such, has appointed Wendy Olmstead as Stan State’s first sustainability coordinator. Congratulations!

Throughout Olmsted’s education and work history, she has acquired in-depth knowledge and practical leadership skills to address complex sustainability challenges and strategies for achieving goals on a university campus. The University will be developing, growing and institutionalizing sustainability initiatives on campus and in partnership with the local community. 

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Olmsted will guide the campus through its first CSU-mandated Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) audit, which is a transparent, self-reporting framework developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) for colleges and universities to measure University sustainability performance.

Olmstead brings a diverse education and employment background to the position, which includes a Master of Ecology and Sustainability from Stan State, and she recently completed the Campus Sustainability Leadership Professional Certificate program at the University of Vermont. 

“I am excited to work with the entire campus community to foster collaboration and develop sustainability initiatives in campus operations, academics, innovation, engagement and planning and administration,” Olmstead said. “As a proud Warrior and Stan State alumna, I look forward to working with our passionate and energetic student and faculty leaders to educate and empower Stan State students to be change makers towards environmental, economic and social sustainability.”