Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

UM Green Fund Committee


The UMGF will be managed by a committee of students, faculty, and staff.  The committee will accept and review proposals twice per year.  The Green Fund Committee will create an annual report including projects funded, costs and benefits of funded projects, data collected as a result of funded projects.  The report will be publicly available and will be presented to the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Provost, the University Architect and the Associated Student Body President at an annual meeting.

Committee Positions

The UMGF committee is charged with the stewardship of the UMGF on behalf of the University of Mississippi. It shall consist of the following representation:

  • 5 students serving two-year terms
    • Associated Student Body Director of Sustainability position (may only serve 1 year)
    • Representative from a UM student environmental organization
    • At-Large Student Representatives (3 positions)
  • 2 faculty members appointed by the Provost
  • 1 staff member appointed by the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance
  • 1 staff member appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • 1 non-voting chairperson from the Office of Sustainability, to be responsible for basic committee oversight, coordination, and facilitation

Current Committee Member Profiles:

Madeleine Achgill – Student Representative

Ty Allushuski – Staff Representative, Student Affairs

Will Bedwell – Student Representative

Joe Bell – Student Representative

Alex Borst – Student Representative

Rachel Ford – Student Representative

Anne McCauley – Committee Chairperson, Assistant Director of Sustainability

Mike Mossing – Faculty Representative, Biochemistry

Jeffery Peavy – Student Representative

Cris Surbeck – Faculty Representative, Engineering

Lonnie Weaver – Staff Representative, Physical Plant

Becoming a Student Committee Member

The UMGF Committee is an excellent opportunity for students to become more involved with meaningful sustainability efforts on campus. If you are interested in becoming a member of the UM Green Fund Committee, please read this information before applying. 

There is one student position currently open on the UMGF Committee. Applications for this position are due September 12th.

Meetings and Time Commitment

The full UMGF committee will meet on a monthly basis, unless otherwise determined by the committee. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed around the proposal submittal and selection time. The majority of the full committee’s time will be concentrated around the proposal selection process (twice per year) and the annual report and meeting. The students will meet every other week.

Apply to be a UMGF Student Representative

Students will serve a minimum of one-year and maximum of two-years on the committee. The UMGF Committee is no longer taking student applications for the fall of 2014. Please check back for available positions in spring 2015.