In alignment with the Institute Strategic Plan, Georgia Tech’s Executive Leadership Team formed the Sustainability Next Task Force in 2021 with a specific charge: Propose a strategic plan implementation roadmap for sustainability at Georgia Tech to last over the next 10 years.

For more than six months, the task force conducted an exhaustive review of sustainability data gleaned from campus programs, units, and partners. The task force also hosted several townhalls for students, faculty, and staff and met one on one with leaders representing nearly all facets of campus operations to synthesize recommendations that comprise the objectives and strategies of the Sustainability Next Plan.

Georgia Tech Executive Sponsors

*Kelly Fox: Former Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance


maria cimilluca

Maria Cimilluca: Vice President for Infrastructure and Sustainability

jennifer chirico

Jennifer Chirico: Associate Vice President for Sustainability, Infrastructure and Sustainability

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor: Chair and Professor, School of Economics, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

anne rogers

Anne Rogers: Associate Director, Office of Campus Sustainability, Infrastructure and Sustainability


beril toktay

Beril Toktay: Brady Family Chair in Management; Faculty Director, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Scheller College of Business

*Kim Cobb: Former Georgia Power Chair; Faculty Director, Georgia Tech Global Change Program, College of Sciences


 Andre Calmon: Assistant Professor, Scheller College of Business

Kevin Caravati: Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Jermaine Clonts: Utilities Project Manager, Utilities and Engineering, Infrastructure and Sustainability

Robin Cornel: Graduate Student, Architecture and Civil Engineering, ‘22

Linda Daniels: Interim Director, Capital Planning and Space Management, Infrastructure and Sustainability

Ashutosh Dhekne: Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science, College of Computing

Thiago Esslinger: Undergraduate Student, Biochemistry and Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, ‘23

Nancey Green Leigh: Associate Dean for Research, College of Design

Marta Hatzell: Associate Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Devesh Ranjan: Eugene C. Gwaltney, Jr. School Chair and Professor, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

Kasey Helton: Associate Vice President, Campus Services

Jennifer Leavey: Assistant Dean for Faculty Mentoring, College of Sciences; Principal Academic Professional, School of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences

Keona Lewis: Associate Director, Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

*Sarah Neville: Project Manager, Office of Campus Sustainability, Infrastructure and Sustainability

Rebecca Watts Hull: Service Learning and Partnerships Specialist, Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain

Marc Weissburg: Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Sciences

*denotes that this person is no longer at Georgia Tech