Advisory Council

The President's Sustainability Advisory Council consists of faculty, staff and students that advise the President and the SI on how FAMU can lead in transformative research, teaching and service to improve social, economic and environmental well-being on campus and beyond. With varied expertise and experience, the advisory council is charged with:

-        Supporting the university's goal of creating an environment that promotes stewardship and sustainability education among the faculty, staff, students and community-at-large;

-        Advising the President and the Sustainability Institute on ways to establish collaboration among internal and external entities to address sustainability; and

-        Recommending approaches, policy and procedure changes that advance sustainability particularly in academic, operations and outreach activities.

Clayton Clark, PhD, P.E.

Dr. Clark is an associate professor of environmental engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. His interests include combining chemical and environmental engineering techniques for hazardous waste handling and environmental and water quality improvements.

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Michael Abazinge, PhD

Dr. Abazinge is a professor in the School of Environment and the Director of the NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from Florida A&M University and a Master of Science Degree and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Physiology and Nutrition from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Robert Abrams, JD

Robert Abrams is an expert in both Water Law and Environmental Law. He is co-author of a leading casebook in each field: Legal Control of Water Resources (with Joseph Sax, Barton Thompson, Jr., and John Leshy, 4th ed. 2006) and Nature Law & Society: A Coursebook on Environmental Law & Policy, (with Zygmunt Plater, Robert Graham, Lisa Heinzerling, & David Wirth (3rd ed. 2004).

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Fran Close, PhD

Fran Close, PhD, is a professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education in the Institute of Public Health in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Close focuses much of her research on community-based participatory research in underserved communities.

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Angela Sutton

Angela Sutton is the Director for Environmental Health & Safety which includes FAMU's Recycling Initiative as well as disaster preparedness, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) compliance which includes Hazard Communication, Laboratory Safety, Building Code Administration, Fire Safety and Respiratory Protection.

Tim Moore, PhD

Dr. Moore is Vice President for Research at Florida A&M University, overseeing all University research activities and responsible for the advancement of FAMU’s academic mission through sponsored programs, contracts, and grants.

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Sameer Kapileshwari

Sameer Kapileshwari is the AVP for Facilities, Planning, Construction and Safety and a member of the Sustainability Institute Advisory Council. Sameer has 20 years of public and private sectors experience in project management, capital and utility master planning, organizational management, engineering design, sustainability, and energy-efficiency consulting.

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Sustainability @ FAMU

Sustainability at Florida A&M University is about the teaching, research and application of environmental and resource stewardship so people and planet prosper. The Sustainability Institute serves as the hub of all sustainability-related efforts at the university, bringing students, staff, faculty and the community together around creative collaborations.

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