Tree Advisory Committee
UIC’s Tree Advisory Committee was established to help sustainably manage UIC’s campus forest. As a requirement of being a being recognized as a Tree Campus USA, this committee is comprised of members representing the diverse audience of those with a stake in campus trees.
What does the Tree Advisory Committee do?
The committee provides guidance on tree care and new tree plantings. The committee also assists in providing education on the benefits of trees and develops connectivity to the community.
Who can be on the Tree Advisory Committee?
Anyone! The committee is comprised of UIC students, faculty, staff and community organizations. If you are interested in becoming a member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When does the Committee meet?
The Tree Advisory Committee meets regularly, usually about once a semester. Meetings are typically one hour long and are always located on campus. An agenda with meeting time and location is distributed to the committee members prior to the event. Meetings are also posted on the Office of Sustainability’s website, and the UIC events calendar.
Tree Advisory Committee, 2016
Pablo Acevedo Associate Director of Facilities Management, UIC Zahra Ahsan Undergraduate Student, UIC Bioengineering, Tree Campus USA intern Edder Atunez UIC Alum, Biological Sciences, former Tree Campus USA intern Deborah Blecic Library, Professor & Collections Coordinator, UIC Iris Caldwell Research Engineer, UIC Energy Resources Center Grainne Cassidy Assistant Director, UIC Office of Capital Programs Melissa Del Rosario Illinois Department of Transportation Monica Farfan Graduate Student, UIC Biological Sciences Julie Finlay UIC Nursing Consultant – Division of Specialized Care for Children Eric Grossnickle Arborist, Bartlett Tree Experts Sarah Hernandez Graduate Student, UIC Heritage Garden Kristy Kambanis Assistant Director for STEM Initiatives, UIC Degrees Progress Office Hulliams Kamlem UIC Alum, Public Health, former Tree Campus USA intern Cynthia Klein-Banai Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, UIC Mike Landek Executive Associate Vice Chancellor, UIC Vice Chancellor for Administration Services Roberta Mason-Gamer Associate Professor, UIC Biological Sciences, CCSE Grounds Subcommittee Co-Chair Emily Minor Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, UIC Ben O’Connor Assistant Professor, UIC Civil and Materials Engineering Karima Patel Undergraduate Student, UIC Biological Sciences, former Tree Campus USA intern Tomasz Przybyłowicz James Woodworth Prairie Site Manager, UIC Biological Sciences Fabiola Quiroz Illinois Department of Transportation Carly Rizor Superintendent of Grounds, UIC Facilities Management, CCSE Grounds Subcommittee Co-Chair Jill Rothamer-Wallenfeldt Director, UIC Experience Lisa Sanzenbacher Program Coordinator, UIC Office of Sustainability, CCSE Grounds Subcommittee Office Liaison Elise Sosa Field Researcher, UIC Survey Research Laboratory Tania Sosa Undergraduate Student, UIC Heritage Garden Alyssa Straits Undergraduate Student, UIC Biological Sciences, former Tree Campus USA intern Robin Sylvester UIC School of Public Health, Office of Dean Neel Thakkar UIC Alum, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), former Tree Campus USA intern John Wagner UIC Grounds Maintenance, Facilities Management Carol JH Yetken President CYLA Design Associates Inc
The Tree Advisory Committee meets regularly, about once a semester. Below are the meeting minutes since 2013.