DSU President Harry L. Williams, serving in his role as a newly-appointed member of the Steering Committee of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), attended an important June 21 meeting at American University in Washington D.C. to help chart the course of the coalition of institutions of higher education working to reduce global warming impacts.
DSU President Harry L. Williams
Dr. Williams was among an ACUPCC Steering Committee made up of 33 chief academic officers from colleges and universities throughout the country. Delaware State University is the only historically black institution of higher education currently represented on the ACUPCC Steering Committee.
The steering committee discussed the latest updates in its continued institutional recruiting efforts, successful partnerships and grants, communications initiatives as well as other ACUPCC business.
The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment is a high-visibility effort to address global warming by garnering institutional commitments to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions, and to accelerate the research and educational efforts of higher education to equip society to re-stabilize the earth’s climate.
Delaware State University’s standing as a committed institutional member was affirmed in 2011 when it received the Second Nature Leadership Award from ACUPCC for its dedicated effort to establish sound environmental practices on campus through the University’s Go Green Sustainability Committee.