Sustainability Education Advisory Committee


A student literate in sustainability demonstrates knowledge, skills, and engagement furthering the integrated pursuit of social equity, ecological integrity, and economic security to address complex local and global challenges.


Responsibilities & Composition

The Sustainability Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is responsible for guiding education at the University of Utah towards the goal of sustainability literacy for every student. The SEAC advances the Sustainability Education Action plan providing expertise on sustainability education initiatives while advocating for sustainability literacy at the University. Specific projects of the SEAC include designing the SUST designation, approving courses related to this designation, and building the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability. The SEAC is composed of representation from multiple colleges, departments, and professional schools at the University of Utah and works closely with the General Education Curriculum Council.

Meeting Schedule

9:00 – 10:30 am, BUC 50

  • Friday, September 8
  • Friday, October 6
  • Friday, November 3
  • Friday, December 1
  • Friday, February 2
  • Friday, March 2
  • Friday, April 6
  • Friday, May 4

Committee Roster

Adrienne Cachelin Chair Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Elizabeth Archuleta Member Ethnic Studies
Ann Darling Member Communication/Undergraduate Studies
Jordan Gerton Member Bioengineering/Physics and Astronomy
Holly Godsey Member Geology & Geophysics
Pamela K Hardin  Member College of Nursing
Mira Locher Member Architecture
Shane Macfarlan Member Anthropology
Karen Paisley Member Parks, Recreation & Tourism/College of Health
Diane Pataki Member Biology/College of Science
Aaron Phillips Member Management
Cheryl Pirozzi Member Medical School
Amy Wildermuth Ex officio Chief Sustainability Officer
Liz Ivkovich Staff Sustainability Office