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Month: December 2015

December 21, 2015

What it Means to be a Chief Officer at Unity College

Leadership Approach Unity College leaders need access to information and personnel need access to decision-makers.  A flatter administrative structure allows day-to-day realities to better influence strategic decisions.  One-on-one relationships between students, faculty, and staff are central to the Unity College value proposition.  A more horizontal organization helps establish students at the heart of the community… Read more »


December 21, 2015

How to Work… In Abundance

Functional leadership in abundance isn’t always intuitive for everyone–especially for those of us who came of age in a largely dysfunctional industry like higher education.  The faculty, staff, and students of Unity College are eager to share responsibility and work within a first among equals environment, but we don’t always know how to operationalize the… Read more »


December 21, 2015

Unity students demonstrate sustainability science research

Twice-annual Unity College Student Conference provides forum for student environmental projects.


December Grads

December 21, 2015

Unity College sends graduates forth

Twenty-seven make their mark after earning degrees at America’s Environmental College.


December 16, 2015

First college to divest lauds Paris climate accord

America’s Environmental College to track implementation of ambitious agreement


Erik Larson

December 14, 2015

Erik Larson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Geology

“I’m happy that my job as a geology professor allows me to get outside to do what I love: teaching and research.”


Bear Study

December 14, 2015

Report wraps up third year of landmark Unity College Bear Study.

Report wraps up third year of landmark Unity College Bear Study.


Coral Tank

December 11, 2015

Donor helps buoy Unity College wet lab

Founder’s daughter, a trustee, steps up to support programs at America’s Environmental College


December 09, 2015

New Chief Officers: DeHart and Zavodny

I’m writing today to announce the latest Chief Officer appointments: Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief of Staff. These will likely be the last of the internal appointments to Chief Officer positions. As with all Chief Officer appointments, these roles will take effect in January.


December 09, 2015

Functional Leadership in Abundance – Organizational Structure Process

TO: Employee-news FROM: Dr. Melik Peter Khoury DATE: December 9, 2015 SUBJECT: Functional Leadership in Abundance – Organizational Structure Process ATTACHMENT: Functional Leadership in Abundance (9.2.2015) email Colleagues, I know everyone is extremely busy with final projects, beginning the in-between-semester business processes, and prepping for next semester.  Before you know it we’ll all be gathered… Read more »


December 09, 2015

Wilderness medicine certification courses offered

Instructor brings courses from America’s Environmental College to rescuers throughout region


Road not taken

December 07, 2015

Sustainability programming for Higher Education

Sustainability Programming is an Ethical Obligation for Higher Education in the Environmental Century


Mulkey Rocks

December 07, 2015

Sustainability programming for Higher Education

Sustainability Programming is an Ethical Obligation for Higher Education in the Environmental Century


Wet lab

December 02, 2015

Unity College reopens wet lab

Unique facility supports marine biology, other programs at America’s Environmental College


Guiding eyes

December 01, 2015

Training Guiding Eyes for the Blind

This fall, Mac and Malcolm – two Labrador retriever puppies bred by the group Guiding Eyes for the Blind – arrived on campus, where they are being lovingly raised by four Unity College undergraduates as part of Guiding Eyes’s puppy raising program.