WMU Sustainability Experts to Present Programs and Research at Charlotte County Board of Commissioners Meeting

by Tyler Lecceadone
January 23, 2017 | Extended University Programs News
Dr. Mohamed Sultan chair of WMU's geosciences program and Dr. Matt Reeves, director of WMU's hydrogeology program

Dr. Mohamed Sultan chair of WMU's geosciences program and Dr. Matt Reeves, director of WMU's hydrogeology program

On January 24, Western Michigan University officials will present details about WMU’s sustainability programs and research initiatives to the Charlotte County Board of Commissioners at their regular meeting. The programs are designed to positively impact the community’s sustainability through hands-on research regarding sustainable land use.

WMU experts Dr. Mohamed Sultan chair of WMU’s geosciences program; and Dr. Matt Reeves, director of WMU’s hydrogeology program will discuss how the programs will integrate with the community to improve sustainability. Reeves and Sultan will also share how WMU has the ability to conduct research and educate students on various environmental issues that are important to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Ed Martini, WMU’s Extended University Program’s associate dean, will also be attendance to discuss WMU’s sustainability objectives.

“These pilot projects are the starting point of what we see as a long-term collaborative partnership with WMU, Charlotte County, and the local community,” said Martini. “This is not simply about data gathering, but developing and supporting tools for sustainable communities.”

Members of the community are invited to attend. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for the board and members in attendance to ask questions.

  •  Date: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
  •  Time: 9 a.m.
  •  Location:
    Murdock Administration Center
    18500 Murdock Circle, Commission Chambers Room #119
    Port Charlotte, FL 33948

For more information about WMU's programs in Florida, contact our recruitment and outreach manager, Nicole Johnson.