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ESF Discovery Challenge: Advisory Groups

Discovery Advisory Group

Building on prior work, the Discovery Advisory Group prioritized three to five Discovery Challenges as strategic areas for initial investment by SUNY Administration.


Don Leopold, Chris Nomura, Tim Volk

Voting Members

Colin Beier, FNRM; Mary Collins, EST; Doug Daley, ERE/AG; Dave Kieber, CHE; Maren King, LSA; Karin Limburg, EFB; Shijie Liu, PBE; Lee Newman, EFB/AG; Steve Shaw, ERE; Matt Smith, Library; Doug Johnston, LSA; Grace Leman, USA; James Quinn, USA; Rea Manderino, GSA; Alex Poisson, GSA; Steve Darcangelo, Alumni Board


Scott Shannon, Dean Graduate Program; Linda McNamara, staff support

People Advisory Group

The task of the People Advisory Group was to focus on the things that will empower the College's faculty and students to achieve at the highest levels and that will position ESF to recruit the most innovative faculty, staff, and students to drive ESF to be the leading College focused on the health of the planet. 


Nosa Egiebor, Jacqui Frair, Lindi Quackenbush


Neal Abrams, FCH; Biljana Bujanovic, PBE; Emmanuel Carter, LA; Kelley Donaghy, AG/FCH; Robin Kimmerer, EFB; Ruth Owens, AG/Moon Library; John Stella, FNRM; Lemir Teron, EST; Benette Whitmore, EST


Robin Perkins, president's office; Mark Poupore, Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction; Heather Engelman, FNRM; Erin Tochelli

Students and Alumni

Carson Row, USA; Lizzie Waterhouse, USA; Laura Crandall, Alumni


Malika Carter; Erin Craig; Anne Lombard

Ways and Means Advisory Group

The Ways and Means Advisory group was charged with mapping and projecting a pathway to a sustainable financial future for ESF that simultaneously invests in and empowers the faculty, staff, and students to engage in innovative research, education, and outreach.


Joanie Mahoney; David Newman; Joseph Rufo; Gary Scott


Sue Anagnost, AG/PBE; Margaret Bryant, LA; Ted Endreny, ERE; John Farrell, EFB; Ivan Gitsov, FCH; Mariann Johnston, Ranger School/FNRM; Chuck Kroll, AG/ERE; Greg McGee, EFB; Theresa Selfa, EST; Russ Briggs, Division of Environmental Science; Chris Nowak, FNRM


Dave Dzwonkoski; Maureen Fellows; Brenda Greenfield; James Luckett; Nicholas Lyons; Nancy Otts

Students and Alumni

Ethan Ballard, USA; Ramon Pimentel, USA; Norm Roth, Alumni


Don Artz; Lisa Campagna; Danette Desimone