Board of Trustees Meeting Packet

Engagement : • A group of 16 students, faculty and staff attended the Washington Oregon Higher Education Conference at the University of Oregon (March 2020). • The Wildcat Neighborhood Farm added honeybees and three high tunnels (March 2020). • Campus sustainability leaders were recognized at the 2 nd annual Sustainability Champion Awards (May 2020). • Arbor Day was celebrated belatedly (due to COVID campus closure) with a tree planting and presentation of the Tree Campus USA plaque to campus (June 2020). • Multiple virtual engagement events were held: Earth Week community webinar (April 22), Spring Quarter (April 2020) and Fall Quarter Sustainability Cafes (September 2020), and Welcome Week events (September 2020). • The Sustainability Senator position was created within the ASCWU student senate (September 2020). Operations : • The Ellensburg campus received recognition as a 2019 Tree Campus USA (February 2020). • An 82.82 kW photovoltaic system was added to the Health Sciences building design, which is being constructed to meet LEED Gold standards (February 2020). • Many academic and administrative buildings were put into “occupied mode” as the result of the COVID pandemic (March 2020). • Dining Services opened Fresh Bar, featuring local produce from the Wildcat Farm (March 2020) • The eco-charrette for Health Education and three pre-design workshops for the Humanities Complex were held (June-July 2020). • Campus energy and water consumption data was submitted to EnergySTAR Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative (October 2020). • CWUP 2-50-020 was revised to include a commitment to pursue zero-emission vehicles, zero-energy new building construction, energy efficiency projects, and 100% renewable electricity (August 2020.) Planning & Administration: • The Council on Investor Responsibility, consisting of staff, faculty and student representatives, was formed to assess CWU investments using ESG databases and to made recommendations for a sustainable investing policy (February 2020). • Operations staff collaborated with Washington higher education institutions to submit comments to the Department of Commerce on HB1257’s implications for campus-scale distributed energy systems (April 2020). • The CWU Sustainability Council developed a charter, expanded membership and set an agenda for action for the academic year (September 2020). WORKFORCE DIVERSITY – From fall 2019 to 2020, representation in the CWU workforce increase .85% for women and 1.4% increase for minorities. Key strategies for increasing workforce diversity have included the following: • Engaged the Support of the Project Management Office to establish timelines and key performance indicators.

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