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Implementation Profile for Huston-Tillotson University

Submitted on February 12, 2009; last updated on April 4, 2016

Institution Information

Commitment Type Climate
Basic Carnegie Classification Bacalaureate College
Control Private not-for-profit
Location Austin, TX
Community Setting Large city
USDOE Climate Zone 3
Current President or Chancellor's Name Colette Pierce-Burnette
Current President or Chancellor's Title President & CEO
Main Website http://www.htu.edu/
Sustainability Website No information provided
Additional Urls No information provided

Implementation Structure

Institutional Format Committee
Number of Individuals in Structure 6-10
Stakeholder Groups Represented Board, Faculty, Students, Community Members, Staff, Alumni
Description American College & University President’s Climate Commitment

Huston-Tillotson University

Dr. Larry L. Earvin, President


Dr. Larry Earvin, President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University (HT) signed the President’s Climate Commitment Plan to launch an effort to reduce HT’s carbon footprint.

The first step was to establish an institutional framework to manage the University'’s efforts. Dr. Earvin asked the existing Environmental Health and Safety Committee to oversee this project. This committee consists of faculty from Biology, Psychology, and Kinesiology as well as the directors of Counseling, Disability Services, Campus Health, Residence Halls, Campus Safety, and Campus Facilities. Students are members of this committee.

The next step is to measure the Greenhouse Gas Emissions on campus. Ms. Gail Maduro, a senior biology major is undertaking this as a class project. Using data from 2008, she will analyze campus conditions. She will present her findings at the Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society’s meeting in March and at the University’s Research Day in April.

Within the next two years we will develop an institutional action plan to become more Carbon neutral.
Committees and Groups with whom Institution coordinates No information provided
Implementation Liaison's Name Karen Magid
Implementation Liaison's Title Sustainability Director
Implementation Liaison's Department Office of Sponsored Programs