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University Relations
800 Hotz Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

FAX 479.575.4745


FOR RELEASE: Monday, January 07, 2008

University of Arkansas Hires First Sustainability Coordinator for Campus

Nick Brown
Nick Brown

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –Nick Brown, a Helena native, has been appointed as the first executive assistant for sustainability in the facilities management department at the University of Arkansas. He will report to Mike Johnson, associate vice chancellor for facilities. Brown is filling a new position, created to co-ordinate sustainability efforts for facilities management, but with broad responsibilities across the entire Fayetteville campus. These include coordinating the campus sustainability speaker series with Jon Johnson, executive director of the newly established Applied Sustainability Center in the Sam Walton College of Business.

“I am excited to begin implementing the work that the Presidents Climate Commitment and other emerging programs call for,” said Brown. “The University of Arkansas has the leadership, expertise, and commitment to achieve important environmental results through our work in academics, campus life and facilities management.” 

In the course of his career, Brown has worked on environmental remediation, solar energy, sustainable agriculture, forest ecology, land stewardship and biodiversity conservation projects. He most recently served as pollution prevention coordinator in the office of environmental, health and safety within the facilities management department. During his several months in that position he completed design of a pollution prevention program for the University of Arkansas campus that is now being reviewed for future implementation.

Brown holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Cornell University.



Steve Voorhies, manager of media relations
University Relations
(479) 575-3583, voorhies@uark.edu