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The GCSC is a thriving campus network, linking scholars across departments and colleges. The GCSC catalyzes research on the environment, global change, and sustainability. Our small staff works with and supports affiliate faculty and their graduate students.  The Executive Committee guides policies and decisions for the Center, with each representative acting as a liaison between their college and the GCSC.

Brenda Bowen is smiling, wearing a dark blue suit jacket.

Brenda B. Bowen
Director, GCSC
Professor, Geology and Geophysics
(801) 585-5326

Brenda oversees the creation and execution of the GCSC Strategic Plan; develops and oversees the budget; represents the GCSC in outreach, collaborations, committees and initiatives; designs research, training and teaching activities; and supervises and supports the development of staff members.

Summer Rupper
Associate Director
Professor, Geography Department

Julie Johnsson

Julie Johnsson
Administrative Assistant for GCSC and the Sustainability Office
(801) 581-6414, (801) 587-3406

Julie supports the chief sustainability officer and administers GCSC graduate fellowships and funding for graduate student research and travel.

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Laurie Mecham
Administrative Program Coordinator
(801) 581-6414

Laurie coordinates GCSC programs including the seminar series, student and faculty grants, and graduate fellowships. She manages the GCSC website and communications, and supports the Center’s Director and Executive Committee.

Ming Li
Accountant for GCSC and the Sustainability Office
(801) 587-9542