Name: Ginny Clancy
Title: Program Coordinator for Sustainability Studies Program
Department: Sustainability Studies
SBU Tenure: 25 years
List of Sustainability Projects:
- Sustainability Studies
Walking into Ms. Clancy's office it is apparent she loves and cares about the environment. Decorated with plants, sea shells and flower wall decals her office is as welcoming and green as she is.
Receiving her Bachelor of Arts from Stony Brook University in Social Sciences and later her Masters for Liberal Arts, Ginny started working for the university in 1987 in the Office of the President, where she worked for 10 years. Ginny was an integral component of the administration team that launched the Sustainability Studies academic program and today she serves as the Program Coordinator and is located in the Melville Library on West Campus. In addition to her role as a Program Coordinator, Ginny is also a member of the University's Sustainability Task Force and various other sustainability projects and committees on campus.
Ginny also served on the Earthstock planning committee and helped host a social event for recent Sustainability Studies program graduates, which allowed current students with the opportunity to meet recent graduates and learn about their professional experiences. In addition to the above, Ginny also meets with the Project 50 Managed Print Output project and offers constructive feedback to help the project to evaluate managed printing solutions, ways to decreasing printing/paper consumption and increase recycling.
As for the Sustainability Studies academic program, currently there are 200 students enrolled in a variety of majors from coastal marine ecology to environmental humanities and the numbers are growing. "We believe in being hands on and helpful to students," she said. Indeed, Ginny has helped many sustainability students with their major and prospective careers. As for the future, Ginny is excited about working with the Office of Sustainability and its' initiatives in order to decrease the University's impact on the environment. "We're always interested in reaching out and working with students," she said.
By Chelsea Moccio