The ACG Senior Manager for Sustainability, Office of Public Affairs, Ms. Rania Assariotaki, has been appointed to AASHE’s (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Advisory Council for a two-year, renewable, term, starting in January 2021.
“I am very honored to have been chosen to be a member of the AASHE Advisory Council and I am looking forward to contributing to its impactful work in promoting sustainability through higher education. At ACG we believe that collaboration and access to quality education are the key drivers to achieving sustainable development!”, mentions Ms. Assariotaki.
The Advisory Council is an advisory body whose input often has a significant impact on staff and board decisions of AASHE. In total, the Advisory Council consists of 111 sustainability advocates from across the spectrum of higher education, including this year’s 23 new members. Only three members represent educational institutions outside the US and Canada, such as ACG.
Members participate in topical committees, such as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and the Technical Committee on Planning & Administration, and advise the association’s staff, provide feedback regarding the development and implementation of AASHE’s Strategic Plan, contribute to its variety of programs, such as advising on the STARS report technical development, serving as a STARS peer reviewer, and more.
The American College of Greece is a member of AASHE and submits the STARS report based on which ACG is assessed for its sustainability efforts and implementation of best practices in five categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, Planning & Administration and Innovation & Leadership, every two years. In 2020, ACG earned the STARS Gold Rating, making it the only academic institution in Greece with such a rating.
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