Environmental Advisory Committee

President Les Duly established the Bemidji State University Environmental Task Force (ETF), in October 1992.

The Task Force included individuals appointed by Dr. Duly and representatives from student, faculty and staff organizations on campus. The ETF was charged with making recommendations to the University Cabinet, on pertinent environmental issues including, but not limited to, University policies and practices for procurement, waste reduction, recycling, energy use and conservation, and heightening environmental education and awareness.

In 1996, President Jim Bensen established the Environmental Task Force as a permanent, standing committee. The Task Force was renamed the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) in 1997. In 1998 it adopted a set of by-laws that includes broadened membership.

2020-2021 Members

  • Dan Allosso (IFO, CAEH)
  • Baozhong Tian (IFO, CBMS)
  • Thomas Dirth (IFO, CICH)
  • Ana López-Aguilera (IFO, At Large)
  • Anna Carlson (IFO, At Large)
  • Lorial Roballo (Student, At large)
  • Alyssa Hauser (Student, At large)
  • Crystal Kastl (Student, At large)
  • Bonnie O’Neal (Students for the Environment)
  • Jay Passa (George McConnell) (MSUAASF)
  • Madeline Turnquist (MAPE)
  • Maria Eastman (AFSCME Council 6)
  • Brian Udenberg (Food Service)
  • Paul Ekhoff (Residential Life)
  • Muriel Kingery (Hobson Memorial Union)
  • Dana Danielson (Procurement and Logistics)
  • Erin Morrill (Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator)
  • Travis Barnes (Physical Plant)
  • Jordan Lutz (Sustainability Project Manager)
  • Erika Bailey-Johnson (Sustainability Director)


  • Open Seat (Middle Management)
  • Open Seat (Student, Students for the Environment)
  • Open Seat (Northwest Technical College)