About Us

Re-established in 2016 in the Office of Academic Programs, Radford University Sustainability works to advance the Radford University 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan, Mission, Core Values, Climate Action Plan and other commitments. Radford University has been recognized for nine consecutive years in the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges.

From the 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan:

Radford University Mission

As a mid-sized, comprehensive public institution dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge, Radford University empowers students from diverse backgrounds by providing transformative educational experiences, from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level, within and beyond the classroom. As an inclusive university community, we specialize in cultivating relationships among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other partners, and in providing a culture of service, support, and engagement. We embrace innovation and tradition and instill students with purpose and the ability to think creatively and critically. We provide an educational environment and the tools to address the social, economic, and environmental issues confronting our region, nation, and the world.

Core Value: Sustainability

We are committed to integrating sustainable practices into all aspects of our operations and engaging students across the curriculum to learn, discover, and contribute to positive current and future environmental solutions.

Other Guiding Documents:

Carbon Commitment

On Friday, November 13, 2020, Radford University President Brian Hemphill signed the Carbon Commitment, reaffirming the University’s commitment to pursuing net carbon neutrality. The Carbon Commitment recognizes the increasing pace and detrimental impacts of climate change and the need for colleges and universities to exercise leadership in addressing the problem. At the core of the Commitment is the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040 and to integrate sustainability and climate action into university curriculum and culture. 

Radford University Climate Action Plan

To effectively pursue the broad goals in the ACUPCC, the Radford University Sustainability Steering Committee developed a Climate Action Plan with sub-goals, strategies, and tactics that, if executed, will lead to our future, desired state

Radford University Sustainability Team

Josh Nease – Sustainability Manager and Selu Academic Program Manager

Sustainability Leadership Team - Internship

Now hiring for 2021 - 2022! Apply now!

Sustainability Office Student Workers

Now hiring for 2021 - 2022. View all positions in Handshake. 

Radford University Sustainability Steering Committee


  • Be creative, innovative, and bold in recommending a course of action that will reduce our environmental footprint and bring recognition to our University as a leader in sustainability.
  • Strive to make Radford University the most sustainable campus in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • In accordance with the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), the committee will serve as the institutional structure to guide the implementation of the University’s Climate Action Plan in pursuit of the goals committed to in the ACUPCC.


Mr. Mike Biscotte, Director of Facility Planning & Construction 

Dr. Aysha Bodenhamer, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Mr. Avraham Boruchowitz, Assistant Director Environmental Health & Safety 

Mr. Jorge Coartney, Executive Director of Facilities Management 

Dr. Holly Cline, Faculty Chair of Department of Interior Design & Fashion 

Ms. Rebecca Dias, T&R Faculty, Design

Mr. Adrean Harris, Director of Dining Services 

Mr. Bruce Hayden, Associate Dean of Students

Dr. Angela Joyner, Executive Director of Center for Career and Talent Development 

Dr. Heather Keith, Executive Director of Faculty Development, CITL, Professor of Philosophy

Mr. Danny Kemp, VP for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer 

Mr. Eric Lovik, Director of Institutional Research 

Dr. Stockton Maxwell, Associate Professor, Geospatial Science

Mr. Pat McBride, Undergraduate Student Representative 

Mr. Chad Osborne, Public Relations Writer 

Mr. James Perkins, Director of University Services 

Dr. Richard Roth, Professor of Geospatial Science 

Dr. Christine Small, Professor of Biology

Ms. Tricia Smith, Assistant VP for Student Life 

Dr. Eftila Tanellari, Assistant Professor of Economics 

Mr. Neal Thompson, Recycling Coordinator 

Dr. Rick Van Noy, Professor of English 

Dr. Mark Wagstaff, Professor of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism 

Mr. Josh Nease, Sustainability Manager 



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