Sarah Dawson, director of Franklin & Marshall College's Wohlsen Center for Sustainable Environment, was named president of the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium for 2015.
F&M has a long relationship with PERC. Dawson was PERC's president in 2013 and is interim president this year. A consortium of Pennsylvania colleges and universities, PERC's mission is to advance sustainability education.
"We basically figure out ways higher education institutions in Pennsylvania can collaborate on things, like wind power or solar energy," Dawson said. "We also have an education project on composting with municipalities."
In addition to being the Wohlsen Center's director, Dawson is an adjunct professor who teaches courses in biological foundations of behavior, the environment and public policy.