Colleen McCormick became the first Director of Sustainability at University of California, Merced in December 2014. In this role, she works toward fostering a culture of sustainability among students, faculty, and staff; identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts; planning and development of short and long range goals; and engaging campus leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units. Her vision is for UC Merced to be recognized as a sustainability leader at the state, regional, national, and international levels.
Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2000 and a Master of Public Health degree at IUPUI in 2010. She previously worked as the Director of the Office of Sustainability at IUPUI for over three years. Prior to that, Colleen worked in the IUPUI Office of Environmental Health and Safety for more than six years and at Regenstrief Institute, Inc. conducting public health informatics research.