Westminster College Announces the Appointment of Kerry Case as Environmental Center Coordinator
Westminster College is pleased to announce that Kerry Case has been appointed as coordinator of the new Environmental Center. Case is the former director of Utah House, a sustainability demonstration and education center run by Utah State University. She is has also been a lecturer for the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University.
Westminster College President Michael Bassis said, “Kerry will bring energy, enthusiasm and expertise in support of the new Environmental Center and its programming. We look forward to her contributions and to working with her to build this center in ways that will enhance and enrich student learning, and also positively impact our community and the environment.”
The Westminster College Environmental Center is designed to foster engagement in local and global environmental issues. The center will support academic endeavors with experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities, give students hands-on experience with local community partners and transform the campus into an environmental learning tool.
When asked about Westminster’s recent greening effort, Case responded, “I am delighted to find such a wealth of environmental interest and support already in place at Westminster. The college years are when so many of us decide what is important and who we are going to be. I think it is critical to include environmental issues in academic coursework and to model sustainable choices on campus if we hope to graduate environmentally literate and active students.”
Case holds a bachelors of arts degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon in Eugene. She has worked with the Environmental Studies program at the University of Oregon and has taught with the Environmental Studies programs at both Utah State University and the University of Oregon.