Sustainability Task Force

The Sustainability task force embodies UNH's practice as a sustainable learning community. Administrators, staff, faculty, and students collaborate to ensure sustainability is infused in campus operations, student recruitment, human resources, professional development for employees, and communications. The task force works to create a shared vision for sustainability at UNH.


Task force chairs

  • Tom Kelly, Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director, Sustainability Institute
  • Jan Nisbet, Senior Vice Provost for Research

Task force members

  • Jennifer Andrews, Sustainability Project Director
  • Kim Babbitt, Associate Dean, COLSA [Joined the Task Force January 2017]
  • Doug Bencks, University Architect and Director of Campus Planning
  • Chris Clement, Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Michael Durkin, Director of Procurement Services
  • Victoria Dutcher, Vice President, Enrollment Management
  • Debbie Dutton, Vice President, Advancement
  • Bill McNamara, Executive Director, Hospitality Services
  • Ted Kirkpatrick, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Students
  • Rick Macdonald, Director of Business Affairs
  • Kathy Neils, Associate Vice President-Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Jaime Nolan, Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity
  • Matt O’Keefe, Director of Energy and Utilities
  • Dante Scala, Chair, Faculty Senate, COLA
  • P.T. Vasudevan, Senior Vice Provost Academic Affairs 

Student members

  • Daryn Cherversy, Student, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
  • Emily Dutton, Student, Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
  • Jennifer Wilhelm, Graduate Student, COLSA