Biographies

Melissa Cadwell, Sustainability Coordinator, has worked for Syracuse University since 1987. She joined Energy Systems & Sustainability Management in January 2005. As the Sustainability Coordinator her current responsibilities include, key facilitator and organizational strategist to lead Syracuse University’s efforts to achieve its vision of instilling a culture of sustainability on campus. She is responsible for The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, the University’s sustainability system, the Climate Action Plan development of consistent plans to reach long- and short range programs, the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and provides leadership and coordination to the many distinct sustainability efforts on campus. She works with faculty to support development of academic components to enhance sustainability curriculum in our schools and colleges, including development of research partnerships and internships for sustainability development.   Melissa has her A.A.S. in Business Administrations, SU Certification in Organizational Leadership, Ithaca College Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership in Marketing, and certification from APPA in Facilities Management Strategies for Campus Sustainability.

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Meg Lowe, Sustainability Coordinator, manages Sustainability Management’s growing student internship program where she works with each student on various projects. In addition to working with students, Meg also maintains the website for Sustainability Management, manages social media pages, encourages the use of sustainable practices across the campus and presents to classrooms on sustainability related topics. She also assists in completing the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, which allows her to help uphold the University’s Climate Action Plan while communicating to other departments on campus. She works diligently with other departments on campus to bring sustainability awareness and initiatives, like Bee Campus USA, to Syracuse University. Meg has her B.S in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University and her M.A in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University. In the summer of 2019, Meg also completed her certificate in Sustainable Leadership at the University of Vermont.
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Nathan Prior, is the Director of Energy Systems and Sustainability Management (ESSM) at Syracuse University. ESSM is responsible for supporting the University in its pursuit of its energy and climate goals by leveraging technology to utilize resources more efficiently while creating, maintaining, tracking, and bench marking comfortable, sustainable, and high performing campus environments.  ESSM provides energy management, energy procurement, energy accounting, system management, sustainability management, steam production and distribution, and chilled water production and distribution to campus.
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