President’s Sustainability Council

The President's Sustainability Council is the University's strategic leadership team for sustainability. Its primary responsibilities include developing and implementing the University's Sustainability Plan. The council's formal charge also includes:

  • Calculating and making public Bucknell's carbon footprint, and recommending actions and implementing steps needed to meet the carbon reduction goals.
  • Creating and tracking progress toward other sustainability goals.
  • Preparing and submitting Bucknell's Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) report or an equivalent report.

Council Membership


John C. Bravman

Margot Vigeant
Interim Provost, Professor of Chemical Engineering

Param Bedi
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Victor Udo — Chair
Director, Campus Sustainability

Jeff Loss — Secretary
Associate Vice President for Facilities

Matt Higgins
Faculty Director, Bucknell Center for Sustainability & Environment, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Mark Spiro
Faculty Director, Bucknell Farm, Professor of Biology

By Invitation

Scott Rosevear, Vice President, University Strategy and Development


Kat Wakabayashi
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Paul Siewers
Associate Professor of English

Karen McGrath
Assistant Professor of Finance


Lori Wilson
Executive Director, Business Services

Kathy Graham
Associate Vice President of University Advancement

Allie Camp
Director of Operations & Events

Jodi Hosterman
Administrative Support

Student Representatives

Clara Chaplin '25

Elliott Kilgallen '26

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Sustainability Working Groups

In 2019, four working groups of volunteer students, faculty and staff were established to simultaneously plan for and implement the University's Sustainability Plan 2020-2030.

Contact Details

Office of the President


220 Marts Hall