PERC Fall Conf: "Sustainability Strategies for Hard Economic Times"

  • 11 Nov 2011
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA
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Registration

  • PERC Members receive FREE registration for events. All people associated with a member school can register free as a benefit of their institution’s PERC membership. In order to register at this price, your email must be registered in PERC’s member directory. Use the same email as the one in our directory. (The only charge for the conference is $40 per person to cover food/facility costs.)
  • Anyone from PERC Affiliated schools may register for events at this price. Anyone associated with an Affiliated school can register at this price. In order to register at this price, your email must be registered in PERC’s member directory. Use the same email as the one in our directory. Total price per person includes $184 for conference registration and $40 for food/ facilities.
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  • All interested parties may register for PERC Conferences. The general registration rate applies to all people not falling into another category. If you are a PERC Member School, Affiliate School or Sponsor do not use this price: find your discounted specific registration type in the list. Total price per person includes $259 for conference registration and $40 for food/ facilities.

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Sustainability Strategies 
for Hard Economic Times

Duquesne University
PERC's 2011 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting, will feature speakers from some of leading Pennsylvania's colleges and universities, as well as commercial experts, sharing information and ideas on ways to make Sustainability an integral part of your campus's overall strategic planning and how to sustain Sustainability in the challenges of the funding crises that face many higher education institutions.

Momentum and Money.  Sometimes that's what it comes down to.  Momentum: Is a dedication to moving forward with sustainability woven into the institution's fabric and culture across the campus: from faculty to facilities to finance; from the president to part-timers? And Money: how do we pay for it?

The conference will feature two panels and our Sustainability Café. Our two panels derive from the conference title and bring together people from a number of higher education functions: college finance executives, sustainability staff, facilities managers, faculty as well as commercial world innovators working in higher ed.

Last year’s Sustainability Café process was enthusiastically received as an effective way to “move from discussion into taking action.”  We’ve added some creative tweaks for this session to make it even more effective.  

Panel: Strategies for Funding Sustainability (a variety of ideas about getting past the money barrier)

Panelists and working topics
  • David McInally, Executive Vice President & Treasurer , Allegheny College 
    • Financing Sustainability at Allegheny College
  • Mike Mumper, Director, High Construction's Energy Solutions Group & former PA college Facilities Manager 
    • Re-thinking Sustainability ROI
  • Thomas Freitag, VP Finance and Adminstration, Montgomery County Community College
    •  Financing Sustainability at Montgomery County Community College
  • Joyce Ferris, Senior Partner, Blue Hill Partners 
    • Discussing the innovative “Campus Energy Efficiency Fund … [which] helps cut costs at schools while also cutting carbon emissions,” according to PA State Treasurer Rob McCord.
  • Tom Kichline, Strategic Bus. Dir., Higher Ed, Waste Management
    •  Making Sustainability Pay
Panel: Strategic Approaches to Implementing Sustainability (building buy-in across the campus and moving sustainability to the college-wide level: integrated into institutional mission, vision & strategy.)

Panelists
  • Mr. Cliff Willis, Director of Physical Plant, Allegheny College/ Ms. Kelly Boulton, Sustainability Coordinator, Allegheny College
  • Sarah Dawson, Director, Carolyn W. & Robert S. Wohlsen Center for Sustainable Environment, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Dina El-Mogazi, Director, Campus Greening Initiative, Bucknell University
  • Paul Morgan, Director of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in education for sustainability, Sustainability Coordinator, West Chester University
  • John Olson, Villanova University Sustainability Chair, Associate Professor, Biology 
  • Moderator: Don Brown, Penn State University and PERC Founder 
Register now to be a part of this exciting and memorable event.

LOCATION: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel is located at 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College PA. Telephone: (800) 233-7505 or (814) 863-5000.  Directions to the conference are available at the Penn Stater's website.  



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