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Sustainability Council Members
Sustainability Council Members

Sustainability Council

The Sustainability Council at Southern Illinois University Carbondale provides recommendations and advice related to sustainability policies for the SIU campus. The Council is composed of ten members: four students, three faculty, and three staff, who are committed to advancing sustainability efforts on campus. Members apply to serve on the Council where they guide the vision of sustainability for SIU and make decisions regarding Green Fee distribution.

Students serve one-year terms while faculty and staff terms are two years.

All members are expected to attend every Sustainability Council meeting. Meetings are generally scheduled one time per month during the academic year. In addition, there are other committee responsibilities. Note that all students serve on the Green Fund Committee, which includes an extensive time commitment. Former Green Fund Committee student members have commented, however, that the skills developed as a part of this commitment are invaluable.

Interested students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend a Sustainability Council meeting to determine if they would like to apply and can submit an application at any time for future consideration. 

The STUDENT membership application is available here. Students from any area of study are welcome to apply!
The FACULTY membership application is available here
The STAFF membership application is available here.
Completed membership applications should be emailed to with "Sustainability Council Application" in the subject line.

The Council’s Operating Papers can be found here

Contact Information

Please contact with questions, comments.

Council Members
Name Membership Department Term Began/Begins
Marsden Fisher Undergraduate Student Zoology, Pre-Vet Concentration Spring 2023
Chaya Rice Undergraduate Student Geography & Environmental Resources Spring 2024
Morgan Schmitt Undergraduate Student Geography & Environmental Resources Spring 2024
Mandeep Redhu Graduate Student Agricultural Sciences Spring 2024
Faculty VACANCY!!
Joseph Ragnanese Faculty School of Automotive Technology Spring 2023
Dr. Sangmin Shin Faculty Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering Fall 2023
Kevin Clark Staff SIU Foundation Fall 2021
Elizabeth Donoghue Staff University Honors Program Fall 2022
Krish Marshall Staff Exploratory Student Advisor- Saluki Success Initiative Spring 2023

Note: If there are two dates listed under "Term Began," the first refers to the first appointment on the council and the second refers to the start of the member's most recent term.

Terms officially begin at the start of the fiscal year. However, because the Sustainability Council does not regularly meet in the summer, terms are noted here as beginning in the fall semester. If spring semesters are noted, it is because the member completed/is completing the term of a prior member.

Schedule for Council Meetings

Meetings are hosted Mondays, once every 5 weeks in the Student Center Wabash Room from 4:00PM-5:30PM.

Spring 2024

February 5th

March 4th

March 25th

April 15th