Co-Sustainability Officer and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations
Jack has served as Sustainability Officer at N.C. State University since 2004. In this role he has been instrumental in establishing a campus sustainability program and has taken the lead on many sustainable initiatives. He has been NC State’s Director of Facilities Operations since 1999 and became Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities Operations in December 2005. Prior to that, he served at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Duke University and Daniel International. Mr. Colby holds degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech, an MBA from the Fuqua School at Duke University and is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina.
As an APPA (Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers) member since 1978, Mr. Colby has served at the state, regional and international levels on various committees and as an elected officer. He has received APPA’s highest individual awards and is a graduate of both the APPA Institute for Facilities Management and the Leadership Academy. Mr. Colby served as APPA’s president from 2005-2006. During his term, he led a significant review and update of APPA’s strategic plan and established two task forces to make recommendations about annual educational forum and the potential for engaging in a credentialing/certification program. Mr. Colby’s leadership over the past few years will position APPA to meet the needs of the education facilities professional well into the future.
William E. Winner Ph.D. (Bill)
Co-Sustainability Officer; Professor, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources; Director, Environmental Sciences Academic Program; Chair, University Energy Council; and Co-Chair, Campus Environmental Sustainability Team
Dr. Winner was named Co-Sustainability Officer in August, 2009. He also serves as the co-chair of the Campus Environmental Sustainability Team (CEST.). Dr. Winner received his Ph. D. in Biology from the University of Calgary in 1978 and previously held academic positions at Stanford University, Virginia Tech and Oregon State University. Between 2003-2006, Dr. Winner served at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Winner has published more than 100 academic articles in his field of plant physiological ecology and co-edited several books. At NC State, Dr. Winner is a professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, coordinator for the academic programs in environmental sciences and coordinator for the Energy Council.
Tracy was hired in April 2008 to provide leadership and coordination of the newly created University Sustainability Office. Tracy has been in the sustainability field for more than 9 years and knows NC State well. She received her joint Masters in Public Administration and Natural Resources from NC State where her research focused on regional sustainability. She received her BS in natural resources from NC State as well. Prior to coming to NC State she worked as a program manager for Advanced Energy, an environmental analyst for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, a legislative assistant for the House Majority Leader in the NC General Assembly and in public relations for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.
Tracy has served on the board of directors for Triangle Net Impact, NC Sustainable Energy Association Community Green Guide and Our Earth. Past affiliations include the Wake County Sustainability Task Force, Triangle Emerging Green Builders, NC Green Power Speakers Bureau, National Association of Environmental Professionals, Hybrid Electric Bus Advisory Team, Performance Leasing Task Force, Sustainable Sandhills Initiative and the NC State University Graduate Association of Public Administration.
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Program Development Specialist
Lindsay was hired in January 2009 to oversee existing sustainability programs and work with other units and departments to initiate new campus wide sustainability programs. In May 2012, she became program development specialist, working to reduce NC State’s environmental impact and integrate sustainability into campus and community culture. Her current projects include the Climate Action Plan, PackLink (connecting students to projects and learning opportunities), an Athletics partnership and several other initiatives. Since 2003, when she began working with NC State in the Waste Reduction and Recycling office, Lindsay has witnessed a grassroots effort blossom into campus wide support for sustainability. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in environmental studies and a minor in biology, Lindsay previously worked as an education specialist with Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, a researcher and environmental educator with the Iwokrama International Centre for Sustainable Development, and with the environmental non-profit SouthWings.
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Green Development Coordinator
Liz became the green development coordinator in May 2012, continuing the work she started as an NC State Energy Fellow within the Sustainability Office in 2011-2012. As part of this ARRA grant-funded fellowship, Liz helped build internal LEED capacity and assisted in LEED documentation, contractor evaluation and evaluation of master site credits. Now as green development coordinator, Liz pursues the potential for more solar installations on campus, works with the Sustainability Committee within the Physical Master Plan update and is helping develop a process for integrating sustainability in smaller campus construction projects. Before joining NC State, Liz worked with a local engineering firm as a LEED specialist on several landmark LEED projects. She has also developed sustainability and energy efficiency programs for retail, nonprofit and government sectors including EarthFare, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity and Clean Edison. Liz earned a BS in geology and environmental geosciences from the College of Charleston, where she was president of the student organization Alliance for Planet Earth.
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Megan became program coordinator in May 2012, helping develop programs to further NC State’s Sustainability Strategic Plan. This includes Change Your State and designing a green ambassador program that utilizes student peer to peer education. Previously, she worked with the University Sustainability Office on an ARRA grant-funded fellowship doing outreach and education. A graduate of NC State with a degree in environmental technology and management, Megan was the student recipient of the 2011 Earthwise Award (now known as The Green Brick) for her efforts with WE Recycle, Earth Day and other campus sustainability programs. In her senior year, she was chosen to co-lead the first sustainability-focused Alterna
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Carla joined the office in September 2012 to coordinate communication and marketing efforts. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism, Carla brings eight years of experience in marketing and communications. Previously she worked at a faith-based nonprofit, where she became interested in sustainability through her travels to areas of poverty in the United States and around the world. Having seen the impacts when sustainability doesn’t exist, she is excited about promoting the benefits of sustainability at NC State.
Outreach & Communications Intern
Rachel, a junior in Architectural Design at NC State, joined the office in October 2011 and actively connects with different student groups, organizations and residents on campus. She focuses on the Change Your State campaign with a particular emphasis on campus residents. She also trains with the NC State Triathlon Club, volunteers at the Boys & Girls Club and serves as a College of Design ambassador.
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Graphic Communications Intern
Taliessin, a junior pursuing a degree in graphic design through NC State’s College of Design, joined the University Sustainability Office in February 2012. As graphic communications intern, he develops promotional materials for various visual media, including print and web. By maintaining a visual brand for the University Sustainability Office, Taliessin uses graphic communications to help engage the university in better sustainable practices.
Past Sustainability Interns
Joanna Banegas, Street Team (2012)
Kim Bernard, Programs Intern (2007-2008)
Alison Citron, Graphic Communications Intern (2009-2011)
Alex Crouse, Solar Intern (2012)
John Galloway, Solar Intern (2012)
Victor Galloway, Street Team (2012)
Caroline Hansley, Sustainability Program Intern (2012)
Emily Holder, Marketing Intern (2012)
Chandan Hoode, Street Team (2012)
David Ji, Street Team (2012)
Katie Johnson, Street Team (2012)
Norman Johnson, Street Team (2012)
Sameer Nizamuddin, Street Team (2012)
Ellen Orabone, STARS and Program Intern (2010)
Alex Osborne, Street Team (2012)
Mande Swisher, Programs Intern (2008-2009)
Amanda Tan, Green Building Intern (2012)
Lauren Woodard, Graphics Communications Intern (2011)