President’s Council for Sustainability and Coastal Resilience established
President Michael T. Benson has established the President’s Council for Sustainability and Coastal Resilience (PCSCR). The council is charged with transforming CCU into a more sustainable campus, centering sustainability in the University’s curriculum and student services, and serving the surrounding communities to build toward a sustainable future. Aramark Higher Education, the University’s contracted food service provider, recently contributed a $500,000 grant in support of the PCSCR’s endeavors.
Benson appointed Steve Harrison, CCU’s vice president for auxiliary enterprises, to provide administrative leadership to the council and serve as the University’s first-ever chief sustainability officer.
“The President’s Council for Sustainability and Coastal Resilience is a wonderful opportunity for our campus and the region,” Benson said. “The council’s initiatives will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the ever-growing importance of sustainability. I am confident that under Steve Harrison’s leadership, the council will create more awareness and programing that will benefit our students, faculty, and staff, and the area as a whole. I am also grateful for Aramark’s generous grant, which will tremendously support the council’s important work and help us to act now.”