President Anderson

President Anderson

President's Leadership with Sustainability

President of Millersville University Dr. John Anderson’s commitment to sustainability started at an early age; he remembers not being allowed to swim in the Hudson River because it was polluted. Anderson now leverages his leadership positions to champion the environmental, social and economic components of sustainability.

Anderson signed Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Commitments as well as the White House American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge—pledging Millersville to a goal of carbon neutrality. In January 2016, Anderson signed Millersville’s first Climate Action Plan, which establishes a framework for pursuing the carbon neutral goal. Anderson furthered his commitment by ensuring the design and construction of a Net Zero Energy facility (Lombardo Welcome Center) that will serve as both office space and educational facility.

Anderson serves in numerous sustainability leadership roles. He served as a member of the Executive Committee of ACUPCC (now Second Nature’s Climate Commitment) and is a founding member of the Sustainability Education and Economic Development (SEED) Center Task Force. SEED’s mission is to accelerate sustainability and clean technology education. MomentUS invited Anderson to become an inaugural member of the Higher Education Leadership Circle, a strategic organizing and communications initiative to build public support for climate change solutions among mainstream Americans. Anderson lobbied to form, and now chairs, the Sustainability Committee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In November of 2015, Anderson joined other leaders in higher education at the White House to sign the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge.