Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee consists of administrators, faculty and students and serves in an advisory capacity in relation to sustainability initiatives on campus. The committee hopes to encourage a collaborative and supportive environment for faculty, staff and students interested in promoting environmental sustainability at the college, to develop, promote and recommend implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives and activities and to serve as a resource for faculty, staff and students on all matters pertaining to environmental sustainability.

The mission of this Committee is:

Lycoming College embraces the goals of sustainability for all of its stakeholder members and as an institution. We support the identification of sustainable practices for the sake of a sustainable community and world in a way that efficiently uses college resources.

Developments and Initiatives Implemented by the Sustainability Committee

Members of the Sustainability Committee


  • Dr. Ryan Adams, co-chair, Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology
  • Dr. Mel Zimmerman, co-chair, Professor of Biology, Director of the Clean Water Institute
  • Dr. Len Cagle, Assistant Professor of German
  • Lynn Estomin, Professor of Art
  • Dr. Andrew Leiter, Associate Professor of English
  • Howard Tran, Assistant Professor of Art

Administrative Representatives

  • Steve Caravaggio, Dir. Acad. Comp. & User Support (IT Department)
  • Anna Duffey, Admissions Counselor
  • Matt Dunn, Head Women's Soccer Coach
  • Doug Kuntz, Director of Physical Plant
  • John Shaffer, Grounds & General Labor Supervisor
  • Debbie Smith, Administrative Assistant for the Heim Building
  • Rebecca Spencer, Admission Counselor
  • Dr. Phil Sprunger, Provost and Dean of College
  • Leslie Ekstrand, General Manager (Dining Services)