President’s Council on Sustainability

What Is The PCS?

The President’s Council on Sustainability (PCS) was formed in the fall of 2009 and consists of faculty, staff, and students giving the PCS a dynamic perspective on sustainability on campus.

What Does The PCS Do?

- The Council reports both to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance and the Provost.

- The Council has a critical role in shaping administrative goals and objectives relating to campus sustainability.

- The PCS is charged with the responsibility of making recommendations on:

  •  Sustainability issues and policy
  •  Developing strategies for implementation of sustainability initiatives
  •  Providing a cohesive public face for UMW sustainability efforts

- The council will report regularly to the President’s Cabinet outlining recommendations and the university’s progress.

PCS Action Areas:

The council will advise and assist in the development of goals in these four action areas:

Administration and Finance

Education and Research


Innovation and Awareness

Meeting Minutes 2017:

Thursday, September 7

Wednesday, October 18

Tuesday, November 14 

Meeting Minutes 2018:

Monday, February 5

Monday, March 12

To Get Involved:

Apply to be on the PCS! The application can be found here.

View our current list of Action Goals. If you see a project that you are interested in working with or have a suggestion for a project please e-mail

View our current list of  PCS Members for the 2017-2018 academic year! 

Current Co-Chairs: 

Melanie Szulczewski & Eric Bonds: Co-Faculty co-chairs
Kevin Caffrey: ( Staff co-chair
Taryn Lemmon:UMW Sustainability Coordinator ( Student co-chair