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The Office of Sustainability is a division of the Utilities Operations Department. It was created at the request of the Vice President of Finance and Support Services (VPFSS) in the Fall of 2018 and serves to promote and advance Texas State University’s commitment to responsible stewardship of our resources and environment. We work with students, faculty, and staff across the University to coordinate and implement sustainability programs and efforts and provide sustainability resources for the TXST community. Additionally, we are in charge of obtaining and maintaining our STARS credential with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Mission Statement

 

Our mission is to engage the Texas State community as a champion for environmental stewardship and social responsibility while fostering a culture of sustainability that permeates all aspects of the campus experience. We believe that sustainability is a collaborative, interdisciplinary field to which all members of the Texas State community contribute.

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with stakeholders across the university to facilitate the integration of sustainability principles and practices into operations, academics, research, student engagement, and administration. We strive to exemplify sustainability leadership as we contribute to the education of the next generation of leaders.

Staff

James Vollrath (he/him/his)
Director, Office of Sustainability
512-245-2517
jev73@txstate.edu

Emma Parsley (she/her/hers)
Sustainability Coordinator  

512-245-6822
ecp29@txstate.edu  

Sustainability Interns

Eva Nobles (She/Her/Hers)

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Educational Outreach Intern

Major: Advertising

Minor: International Studies

eva.nobles@txstate.edu

Kera Daughtery (She/Her/Hers)

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Public Relations Intern

Major: Electronic Media & Mass Communication 
Minor: Women's Studies & Honors Studies
knd82@txstate.edu

Adriana Montoya (She/Her/Ella)

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Community Outreach Intern

Major: Public Administration

Minors: Nature and Heritage Tourism & Peace and Social Justice

arm462@txstate.edu

 

 

Drake Blanchard (He/Him/His)

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Research Intern 

Major: Applied Sociology

Minor: Criminal Justice

dfb37@txstate.edu

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