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Climate Action Plan Implementation Team (CAP-IT)

CAP-IT is tasked with implementing strategies to meet the goals of our Climate Action Plan (CAP). Strategies may include a range of activities that result in greenhouse gas reductions in building energy use, materials consumption, travel, and transportation. The CAP-IT sets priorities and interim goals, establishes tracking metrics to evaluate effectiveness, creates and manages financing strategies, lobbies for institutional buy-in, and informs annual progress reporting.


CAP-IT is composed of the following members:

  • Dan Zalkow, Executive Director for Planning, Construction & Real Estate 
  • Ian Stude, Transportation Options Manager, Transportation and Parking Services
  • Jenny McNamara, Campus Sustainability Manager 
  • Chuck Lanham, Associate CIO / Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Technology
  • Darin Matthews, Director, Contracting & Procurement
  • Rick Viaene, Assistant Director, Operations and Maintenance
  • Sarah Renkens, Employee Relations & Training Specialist, Human Resources
  • Jason Franklin, Director of Campus Planning and Design
  • Mike Walsh, Director of Housing and Residence Life
  • Jason Abbott, Manager of Campus Accounting Services

CAP-IT Staff:

  • Noel Mingo, Utilities Manager
  • Quinn Soifer, Facilities Engineer, Capital Projects & Construction
  • Molly Bressers, Program & Outreach Coordinator, Campus Sustainability Office
  • Tony Hair, Waste Management Coordinator, Campus Sustainability Office