Suzanne Huminski is Southern CT State University’s first Sustainability Coordinator. In 2010, she proposed to the university’s administration that she serve in this role for a pilot semester as her Master’s capstone project, and she has been there ever since. Working across almost all sectors of SCSU’s operations, Suzanne helps plan and implement projects in energy and other resource efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, curriculum development, experiential learning, community outreach, land stewardship, and strategic planning. She oversees SCSU’s involvement in the national Climate Leadership Commitment for colleges and universities and created an award-winning interdisciplinary internship program for undergraduate and graduate students with sustainability focused career goals.
Suzanne teaches several courses as an adjunct: Sustainable Innovation, Pollinators as a Case Study in Systems Thinking and Sustainability, and Introduction to Service Learning. She earned a B.A. in American Studies from Yale in 1991, and the aforementioned M.S. from SCSU in Environmental Education. A lifelong sailor and outdoorswoman, she grew up in Guilford and has lived in Madison for 22 years with her husband Tim and their three children.