Campus Life Committee

Campus Life Committee


– Review and recommend improvements to policies, procedures, and facilities pertaining to the general quality of daily life for all staff members on the Lamont Campus, including:

  • Integration of new staff members into the campus community;
  • Campus infrastructure such as roads, parking facilities, and transportation;
  • Use, availability, and accessibility of residential accommodation on and off campus;
  • Food services;
  • Campus facilities for the care of children;
  • Social, cultural, and sports activities and facilities available for students and staff on campus; and
  • Other matters related to general working conditions as may arise.

– Solicit broad input from the campus community on these matters.

– Provide input to campus development or other planning activities as may be requested by the Directors of the Campus Units.

– Work closely with other campus committees, including the Laboratory Safety Committee.

– Recommend establishment of ad-hoc committees as needed.

– Generate an annual report by the end of March that summarizes 

            a. prioritized recommendations,
            b. implementation strategies, and
            c. estimated costs for quality-of-life

 – Recommend new members and chair of the committee as terms end.

Reports to:
Directors of Lamont Campus Units. Policy issues as necessary will be brought forward to the Executive Committee.


Membership of the committee should reflect the demographics of the Lamont Campus community, e.g., ensuring representation from the student body, junior and senior scientists, and members of the research/technical, administrative, and facilities staff.


  • Michela Biasutti - Ocean and Climate Physics
  • Pamela Henderson - 1 representative from     IRI
  • Mukund Palat Rao - Biology and   Paleo Environment
  • Nicholas Frearson - Marine Geology and    Geophysics
  • Kyle Frischkorn, Laura Haynes, Sam  Phelps - Graduate Student Committee
  • Elise Rumpf - 1 representative Postdoctoral   Research Scientist
  • Einat Lev - Seismology, Geology and  Tectonophysics
  • Angela Martin - Administration
  • Carol Mountain - Department of Earth and    Environmental Sciences
  • Linda Pistolesi - 1 representative from  CIESIN
  • Kassandra Costa - Geochemistry 
  • Alison Rose - 1 representative from the Agriculture and Food Security Center
  • Kuheli Dutt - Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Diversity (ex officio)
  • Patrick O'Reilly - Assistant Director of Facilities (ex officio)

Membership Term

Membership term is for two years. The chair is appointed for two years but may remain an ex-officio member of the committee for a third year.