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Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC)

The Environmental Affairs Committee is comprised of faculty and administrative stakeholders from VU and VUMC. The committee meets twice per academic year and reports to the Vice-Chancellor for Administration. The EAC was founded in 2000 and is currently chaired by Dr. James Clarke, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. If you would like any detailed information about the activities of this committee, please contact Andrea George at 2-4551 or


To serve in an advisory capacity to the university administration in creating a comprehensive environmental management program for Vanderbilt University. The committee will advise, develop and promote practices and policies that maximize environmental performance for VU operations, research, academics, and patient care and will assist in complying with all relevant laws and regulations as well as promoting and integrating sustainability, stewardship, and resource conservation into activities and services. The environmental management and sustainability program will include a comprehensive environmental management system which will assess environmental impacts, develop and track measures of our progress, and consider and recommend campus-wide short and long-term environmental goals.


Faculty Membership
James Clarke (Chair) Civil & Environmental Engineering
Jennifer Ufnar VUMC Center for Science Outreach
Roger Chalkley VUMC Molecular Biology & Biophysics
Kathy Friedman Biological Sciences
Steve Goodbred Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ron Schrimpf Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Douglas Fisher Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Joe Bandy Sociology and Center for Teaching
David Raiford VUMC Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Administrative and Ex Officio Membership
Ken Browning VUMC Facilities & Construction
Andrea George SEMO
Steve Gild SEMO
Donna DePasquale VUMC Office of Research
Ruth Nagareda VU Compliance Officer
 James Mathis VUMC Chief Clinical Enterprise Compliance Officer 
Judson Newbern Facilities and Environmental Affairs
Mark Petty Plant Operations
Kevin Warren VEHS
Robert Wheaton VEHS