Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities

Advancing higher education and the Hudson-Mohawk region through shared knowledge, learning and research.

Pace University is the lead institution of the Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities, co­founded by Michelle Land and John Cronin. Michelle Land is the founding and current director of the Environmental Consortium and the Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and the Environment serves as the secretariat, with the full faith and trust of all member institutions. Donna Kowal serves as the program coordinator.

The mission of the Environmental Consortium is to harness higher education’s intellectual and physical resources to advance regional, ecosystem-based environmental research, teaching, and learning with a special emphasis on the greater Hudson-Mohawk River watershed.

Consortium members include: 62 colleges and universities, 17 non-profit organizations, and 2 affiliate institutions in the Hudson‚ÄźMohawk River watershed. Institutions range from major research universities to small private colleges and community colleges. Over 400 individual faculty, administrators, and staff from the region’s institutions are members.

The Environmental Consortium is governed by a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary Steering Committee which provides strategic guidance for the Consortium's policies and programs. The committee is comprised of the Consortium director, a chair, vice-chair and 18 members, including one non-profit seat and two student seats.

Faculty, staff, administrators and students are encouraged to join this unique regional network.