Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Steering Committee

The Environmental Steering Committee (ESC) is a group of faculty, staff, and students that work to promote the well being of the campus environment through the promotion of conservation and education. The ESC also acts as an important liaison between environmentalists on campus and the University regarding important environmental issues. Representatives from Dining Services, Facilities, Resident Life, and a variety campus departments attend.

The current co-chairs of the ESC are Dr. Viet Dao from the Management Information System Department, and student co-chair, Tara Kennedy, a Geoenvironmental Studies major. Email: vtdao@ship.edu or tk5726@ship.edu for more information

Meeting schedule

All meetings are held in Franklin Science Center 248 at 3:30 pm the third Thursday of the month during regular semester, unless otherwise noted. Any faculty, staff or student may attend.


Dr.Viet Dao 
faculty co-chair

Tara Kennedy 
student co-chair