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About Us

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The Office of Sustainability is a division of the Utilities Operations Department. It was created at the request of the Vice President of Finance and Support Services (VPFSS) in the Fall of 2018 and serves to promote and advance Texas State University’s commitment to responsible stewardship of our resources and environment. We work with students, faculty, and staff across the University to coordinate and implement sustainability programs and efforts and provide sustainability resources for the TXST community. Additionally, we are in charge of obtaining and maintaining our STARS credential with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Mission Statement


Our mission is to engage the Texas State community as a champion for environmental stewardship and social responsibility while fostering a culture of sustainability that permeates all aspects of the campus experience. We believe that sustainability is a collaborative, interdisciplinary field to which all members of the Texas State community contribute.

The Office of Sustainability collaborates with stakeholders across the university to facilitate the integration of sustainability principles and practices into operations, academics, research, student engagement, and administration. We strive to exemplify sustainability leadership as we contribute to the education of the next generation of leaders.


James Vollrath (he/him/his)
Director, Office of Sustainability

Emma Parsley (she/her/hers)
Sustainability Coordinator  


Sustainability Student Interns

Mitchel Sabourin (he/him/his)

Educational Outreach Intern

Major: Wildlife Biology

Minor: Sustainability Studies


Daniela Dominguez (she/her/hers)

Public Relations Intern
Major: Wildlife Biology

Adriana Montoya (she/her/ella)

Community Outreach Intern 

Major: Public Administration 

Minors: Nature and Heritage Tourism & Peace and Social Justice

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