Environmental Consortium of Colleges & Universities
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 and the Pace Academy 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‐Mohawk 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.