Office of Sustainability

University of Mississippi

UM Green Fund Committee

Apply to join the UM Green Fund Committee!

The UM Green Fund is hiring a student representative for the 2015-16 academic year. To apply, complete the online application and e-mail a current resume to by October 2, 2015.


The UMGF is managed by a committee of students, faculty, and staff.  The committee accepts and reviews 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
  • 1 non-voting project implementation liaison from the Office of Sustainability, to be responsible for providing planning, implementation and coordination assistance to funded projects

Current Committee Member Profiles:

Lindsey Abernathy  – Committee Chairperson, Project Coordinator, Office of Sustainability

Madeleine Achgill – Student Representative

Ty Allushuski – Staff Representative, Student Affairs

Alex Borst – Student Representative

Rachel Ford – Student Representative

Jason Hoeksema – Faculty Representative, Biology

Anne McCauley – Project Implementation Liaison, Assistant Director, Office of Sustainability

Grace Sullivan – Student Representative, Associated Student Body

Kathleen Wachter – Faculty Representative, Marketing

Lonnie Weaver – Staff Representative, Facilities Management

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 October 2, 2015.

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 taking student applications for fall 2015. To apply, complete the online application  and e-mail a current resume to by October 2, 2015.