UTA has worked to position itself as a leader in sustainability, bolstering all facets of University operations. Most of these efforts have been led by Meghna Tare, who recently was appointed UTA’s chief sustainability officer.
Under Tare’s leadership as executive director of the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact, UTA has implemented several environmentally responsible initiatives and won a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The award is earned by institutions that demonstrate excellence and innovation in sustainability leadership. UTA was one of three universities to earn the award in 2018. Also in 2018, UTA was ranked among the nation’s top “Cool Schools” by Sierra, which evaluates schools on a broad range of sustainability metrics.
“Sustainability will continue to be one of the major challenges we face and is an integral part of the promise we make to responsibly manage our shared resources and enrich quality of life for society at large,” says UTA President Vistasp Karbhari. “Mrs. Tare is a nationally recognized authority and leader, and her leadership positions us to be a national model of excellence.”
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